Re: Data transfer methods

From: Nicolas Welte (
Date: 2005-05-11 22:27:17

Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> Using FAT causes more trouble than expected.   (Oh well, newer file
> systems have problems with file names as well.  Take the case-insensitive
> Apple HFS+, for example.  If I have understood the technical notes correctly,
> the case-folding will effectively treat strings consisting of non-Latin
> letters as empty strings.  This would mean that e.g., Greek, Russian or
> Japanese users would have to give Latin names to their documents.)

I once had a bad experience with Japanese filenames on NT4 Server: a guest 
professor from Japan brought his Notebook with Japanese Windows installed and 
we hooked it up to the net (after struggling with installing a network card 
with english only drivers). The problem was that he stored files with 
Japanese filenames onto the server and then left. The files he left us were 
completely useless, I wasn't even able to delete them. They're still there, 
and it's more then 5 years ago ;)


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