utf8 for FAT filesystems?

Roy W. Andersen ensnared at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 00:36:47 BST 2006

Florian Lindner wrote:
> Is being case sensitive the only drawback of utf8? Are there any other 
> disadvantages? 

I'm not aware of any disadvantages at all - I don't see case-sensitivity
as being much of a drawback when mounting a FAT/VFAT partition in Linux,
since the rest of the filesystem is case sensitive anyway. I've never
been able to find any other character set that would display the special
characters of my language properly in file and directory names, so I'm
sticking with utf8.

I've tried all charsets I know of that are even remotely appropriate for
my language (Norwegian, so iso-8859-1, iso-8859-15, cp437, cp850 and
cp865) and none of them wanted to play nice at least.

Roy W. Andersen
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