[Development] The life of a file name and other possibly mal-encoded strings on non-Windows systems
thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Oct 9 09:29:06 CEST 2014
On Thursday 09 October 2014 02:46:49 Kuba Ober wrote:
> The problem manifests itself almost anytime you plug in a small USB memory
> stick that has localized file names on FAT-16 into any Unix system
You mean a pre-Windows 95 floppy? Are you sure you have a floppy drive?
Everything since Windows 95 should be using VFAT, which means the file names
are stored in UTF-16. There's no guessing. It's just plain system
misconfiguration if you don't get it right.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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