[Vm-dev] Re: Unix VM path encodings

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Mon Dec 31 09:33:10 UTC 2007

Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
>> What encoding options are being used on OLPC? Do non-ascii file names, 
>> clipboard, drag and drop etc. work on OLPC?
>   Filenames are in UTF-8.  Clipboard and Drag and drop uses somewhat
> strange mechanism, but they are normalized to UTF-8 as well.

Odd. Checking the latest OLPC image I have access to (etoys2.3-1867) 
there is nothing I can see that would deal properly in the image with 
non-ascii file names on Unix. LanguageEnvironment still returns "self 
currentPlatform class fileNameConverterClass" which won't use an UTF-8 
converter anywhere. So unless I'm missing something it probably 
shouldn't work on OLPC. Maybe try it with some "real" UTF-32 names?

   - Andreas

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