[Vm-dev] Mac and Unix file/directory/clipboard interface?

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Sun Jun 3 04:34:08 UTC 2007

Hi Folks -

Since I just went through all of this, can someone explain to me what 
string encoding the Unix and Mac VMs use for interfacing the file, 
directory and clipboard functions? If these are all UTF-8 based (which I 
suspect) then should we just define that *all* strings passed to the VM 
are to be interpreted as UTF-8 and any VM or function that doesn't deal 
with UTF-8 correctly is considered broken and needs fixing? It strikes 
me as a nice, elegant solution to solve this problem once and forever.

Comments, anyone?

   - Andreas

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