Suffixes in non-western charsets

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Jan 28 15:03:00 GMT 2008

On Jan 28 09:14, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jan 2008, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > sorry for my ignorance, but I found that I have no idea how file
> > suffixes are handled when working in a non-western charset environment.
> > [...]
> As far as I know, most 8-bit charsets share the ASCII 7-bit portion, and
> differ only in the upper 128 characters.  When using the Windows-1251
> (Cyrillic) charset, the suffixes are in the ASCII subset, and thus are
> unchanged.  I have seen some other 8-bit charsets used (1252, 1255), and
> there was no translation of suffixes.

Uh ok, thanks for the info.

> I'm not certain that the CJK charsets share this property.

Does anybody know how that's working for CJK?


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