[tex-live] filename clash (upper/lower case)

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Wed Jan 17 00:46:53 CET 2007

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

> Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>>>>>>> "Hans" == Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:
>>   > but case sensitive systems are an even more pain ... esp since
>>   > they assume that the users are case sensitive (which, if i see
>>   > what many-parties files we have do deal with here many users
>>   > aren't) ...  actually space-sensitive is even worse
>> But the world is moving towards UTF-8.  How should this work on a
>> system which does not even support ASCII properly?
> afaik windows is unicode below the surface so the problem is not in
> the operating system; it's user dicipline which counts;

User discipline can't change that the lowercase letter for `I' is `i'
in Germany, `ı' in Turkey, and the uppercase for `i' is `I' in
Germany, `İ' in Turkey.  That is not the only problematic code point,
I guess.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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