New Win32 VM [m17n testers needed]

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Mon Jun 4 10:58:11 UTC 2007

On Jun 4, 2007, at 12:49 , subbukk wrote:

> On Monday 04 June 2007 12:08 am, Andreas Raab wrote:
>>    "Windows VMs always use UTF8-encoded file names now"
>>    Smalltalk platformName = 'Win32'
>>      ifTrue:[^UTF8TextConverter new].
> Andreas,
> The conditional is incorrect and unnecessary. filename encoding  
> depends on
> filesystem, not the VM platform. For instance, I could have a UTF-8  
> file on a
> USB flash and use it across different VMs.
> AFAIK, FAT fs does not support UTF-8. NTFS, HPFS (Mac) and all  
> current Linux
> filesystems support UTF-8 in filenames.

Wrong. This solely defines what encoding is used to communicate  
between the image and the VM. The VM then translates this to whatever  
encoding the file system uses.

- Bert -

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