[OpenAFS] Swedish characters in AFS, files created in Windows
cannot be used in Mac OS X
Tue, 22 May 2012 09:15:12 -0700
[ UTF8 normalization hell discussion elided ]
I'm not recommending a solution, but I figured the Solaris ZFS behaviour
might be informative. Here is the man page excerpt for the 2 options
that control how the filesystem treats filenames:
normalization = none | formC | formD | formKC | formKD
Indicates whether the file system should perform a
unicode normalization of file names whenever two file
names are compared, and which normalization algorithm
should be used. File names are always stored unmodified,
names are normalized as part of any comparison process.
If this property is set to a legal value other than
none, and the utf8only property was left unspecified,
the utf8only property is automatically set to on. The
default value of the normalization property is none.
This property cannot be changed after the file system is
utf8only=on | off
Indicates whether the file system should reject file
names that include characters that are not present in
the UTF-8 character code set. If this property is expli-
citly set to off, the normalization property must either
not be explicitly set or be set to none. The default
value for the utf8only property is off. This property
cannot be changed after the file system is created.
If AFS were to adopt this strategy, it would probably need to be done on
the server side.