ntdll/kernel32: #36

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at baikal.ru
Tue Sep 23 22:14:06 CDT 2003

"Eric Pouech" <pouech-eric at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> but couldn't this be different from the charset used for mounting the 
> filesystem ? AFAICS, on VFAT systems, long names are stored in Unicode. 
> The charset in the mount option let you specify the charset for the 
> Unicode -> multi-byte...
> All filenames will be expressed in this charset (and not the default 
> kernel charset nor your locale)

Yes, filesystems might have different codepages (short file names on VFAT),
or be pure unicode (NTFS). But native applications don't (and shouldn't)
know about that at all. This is handled by the "iocharset" mount parameter.


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