Re: normalizing filenames and strings

On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 19:52 -0600, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:

> If you have applications that "don't work" when you have Unicode
> filenames, it's a telltale sign that they are not using
> g_filename_to_utf8() and g_filename_from_utf8() correctly:
> I'd be interested in knowing of applications that use this API properly,
> but that still have problems with composed/decomposed names.  In that
> case, we may need to explicitly normalize inside those functions:  they
> are the central point of change between UTF-8 (GNOME's encoding for
> strings) and the file system's own encoding.
> [Those functions don't normalize currently; maybe they need to... do you
> have a reproducible bug?]

NO! They should not normalize! Then you can't open a file that has an
unnormalized filename.

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