utf8 for FAT filesystems?

Florian Lindner mailinglists at xgm.de
Wed Jun 7 21:49:54 BST 2006

when KDE mounts my external FAT formatted harddisk syslog prints that message:

Jun  7 22:46:13 horus FAT: utf8 is not a recommended IO charset for FAT 
filesystems, filesystem will be case sensitive!

Is being case sensitive the only drawback of utf8? Are there any other 


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