Unicode, i18n support

Dimitrie O. Paun dpaun at rogers.com
Sun Mar 31 22:27:16 CST 2002

On March 31, 2002 06:08 pm, Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
> Do you mean that all syscalls that accept filename as parameter, can
> handle UTF8 encoded file names? Starting from what version of kernel?

Yes. I guess pretty much any kernel. From the kernel perspective, it's a 
zero-terminated strings of bytes. It's up to the userland to interpret it. 
Right now it's interpreted as a code page encoding, but the plan going 
forward (I believe) is to interpret it as UTF8.

> I'm afraid that will help to Linux only based installations of Wine, and
> in any case all functions in Wine implementing file APIs should internally
> use unicode.

I think most Unices should support it. But yeah, internally we use UTF16 


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