[Development] The life of a file name and other possibly mal-encoded strings on non-Windows systems
julien.blanc at nmc-company.com
Thu Oct 9 09:55:36 CEST 2014
On 09/10/2014 09:27, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> The only one that poses trouble are ISO-9660 CD-ROMs that have Rock Ridge
> extensions for Unix attributes and longer file names. Do people still have CD
People also have zip files, which unfortunately may have various
encoding in them, since the only normative encoding for zip files is cp437…
I have a bunch of such zip files, that :
- cannot be extracted with gui tools
- will result in bad filenames (including invalid utf-8) when extracted
using « stupid » command line tools.
IMHO saying « the problem does not exist » is not a good answer, because
if it really didn’t this issue would never have been raised. The
questions to answer are :
- is it worth breaking lot of code ? (because it will : a good solution
needs a complete refactor of qt io code, just providing a QFilePath
class will not be enough)
- will it be ready before c++ provides a core solution ?
- is there someone willing to do it ?
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