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Subject: Re: [boost] Unicode characters in filenames
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-15 11:05:12

On 14/08/15 23:47, Tom Kent wrote:
> Recently there was a thread that ended up changing the boost guidelines so
> that Unicode characters are now allowed in C++ source files.
> However, in the 1.59 release, there was a filename that had unicode
> characters in it: libs\preprocessor\doc\Appendix A An Introduction to
> Preprocessor Metaprogramming.html. Which, HTML encoded, actually looks
> like: Appendix%20A%20%C2%A0%20An%20Introduction. Note the %C2%A0 character
> (Hex C2A0, Octal: 302240, Windows displays:  )?

This is UTF-8 for U+00A0 NO-BREAK SPACE.

You're wrongly interpreting that data as Windows-1252, hence the gibberish.

> Since this seems like a mistake, I've created a pull request for this in
> pre-processor. However, it begs the question:
> Should we support unicode codepoints for filenames in the boost
> distribution?

Not for code obviously, but for files that are automatically generated
based on the content of other files, like documentation, I don't see a

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