Can I display Chinese character filenemes in an

Robin Rosenberg robin.rosenberg.lists at
Mon Oct 4 13:13:01 BST 2004

On Monday 04 October 2004 04.56, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Obviously, what I said is not Chinese specific.  It applies to any and all
> UTF-8 encoded file names.  ISO-8859-1 is a subset of UTF-8 so Latin
> characters will display just the same.

No. ASCII is a subset of UTF-8.  ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8 are different and 
incompatible (or I'd would be using UTF-8 today).

> And AFAIK, using UTF-8 is the only way to have file names of more than one
> language at a time.

Obvously wrong, but perhaps most people understand what you meant. UTF-8
is the only way of handling any arbitrary combination of languages. Many set
of languages can be handled with the same character set as is done today.

-- robin
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