New Win32 VM [m17n testers needed]

Lex Spoon lex at
Wed Jun 6 12:24:07 UTC 2007

subbukk <subbukk at> writes:
> On Tuesday 05 June 2007 10:25 am, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> >It would actually be good if the VM would guarantee UTF-8 file
> > names on all systems
> Yes, indeed. The image could query the VM on startup to see if it supports 
> UTF-8 in filenames.

Yes, it would seem to simplify matters to use UTF-8 consistently for
interfacing between the image and the VM.  Instead of the VM picking
an encoding and telling the image which one it picked, it could go
ahead and convert it to UTF-8.

This applies not just to filenames, but every place where text is
exchanged between the Smalltalk world and the VM, for example keyboard
events and the clipboard.

If the Windows VM is going in this direction, that's just great.


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