Re: About GTK2 and i18n (Chinese)

Pablo Saratxaga <pablo mandrakesoft com> writes:

> Kaixo!
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 11:58:21PM -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > If you set the G_BROKEN_FILENAME environment variable, GTK+
> > will treat all filenames as the encoding of your locale.
> > 
> > Autodetection isn't really possible on something as short
> > as a filename.
> Well, an utf-8 string can always be autodetected, even with a string as
> short as a single char (that's one of the nice things with utf-8).

Text in other encodings can certainly appear to be valid UTF-8, even
when it isn't. It isn't all that common, but when we tried to guess
encoding line-by-line for the GNOME desktop files, we found various
> So, a nice default behaviour for gtk2 would be, if the locale is not utf-8,
> to handle all file names that have 8bit bytes that don't conform to a utf-8
> sequence as if they were in the locale encoding, it will work nice in almost
> all cases.

The other reason this doesn't work is that round-trips don't work ...
if you have a filename converted to UTF-8, then you can't determine
what the original filenamne was.


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