Re: Natilus using UTF-8 for filenames regardless of locale

On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 14:59:30 +0200 Alexander Larsson wrote:
> This is the general behaviour in Gnome (this should be in some FAQ). If
> you want to use locale-dependent encoding for filenames, set the
> environment variable G_BROKEN_FILENAMES.

Yes, that fixes it. Thanks for that!

Can you tell me the rationale for this decision? I can't make any sense of
it. If the user has set his locale he probably wants it respected.

Also, can you tell me why Nautilus displays Filenames in different
character sets correctly? How the hell does it figure out the correct
cahracter set? This has the same taste as IE guessing the character set
used in HTML-Pages...

The point I'm trying to make is that all of this breaks down horribly if
you ever use something apart from Gnome, which I think is not something
one should aim for...


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