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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-19 14:46:48

At 11:16 AM 11/16/2004, John Maddock wrote:
>Not all wide character sequences can be represented as a narrow character

>one (depending upon the encoding used), and if the underlying OS uses
>narrow character strings as path names (unix), and the wide character
>sequence can
>not be converted, then the file can not exist, so we get an error either
>which way.

Notice too that if a narrow character path O/S is very restrictive as to
what characters can appear in a path, then common encodings usually viewed
as quite portable wouldn't work for that O/S.


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