[OpenAFS] Swedish characters in AFS, files created in Windows cannot be used in Mac OS X

Mattias Pantzare pantzer@ludd.ltu.se
Mon, 21 May 2012 22:25:41 +0200

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 9:56 PM, Jeffrey Altman
<jaltman@secure-endpoints.com> wrote:
> On Monday, May 21, 2012 3:23:55 PM, Mattias Pantzare wrote:
>>> Therefore, I'm in favor of normalizing file names to precomposed form i=
n the
>>> Mac version of the AFS client, since it would fix both halves of the
>>> problem, and we wouldn't have to wait for Apple to change the behavior =
>>> Mac OS X (if they are going to do so at all).
>> I am working on doing this in the afs client. Limited testing is very
>> promising but I will panic the kernel sometimes.
>> Contact me privately if you are interested in testing my fix.
>> Apple will not fix this on their end, the recommend that filesystems
>> fix this. I think that Apple is right.
> The Windows client does perform file system based normalization. =A0 When
> the
> subject of applying normalization rules to the UNIX clients there was a
> strong
> objection because unlike on Windows where all file systems are UNICODE,
> on UNIX the file system has no concept of a character set. =A0All file
> names are
> simply octet streams that are interpreted by the application according
> to the
> active Locale. =A0And it is possible for each process to have a different
> locale.
> As a result, a file system that applies UNICODE normalization to all
> file names
> will break many existing applications.

Mac OS X  is not UNIX in this case. Applications start working by doing thi=

This is as apple recommends: