JDK 1.8.0 33/40, diacritics and file problems

Fabrizio Giudici Fabrizio.Giudici at tidalwave.it
Wed Apr 29 20:07:08 UTC 2015

On Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:40:36 +0200, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:

>> I thought Mac OS X has a standard normalization for unicode filenames.
>> Linux just treats whatever it gets as bytes so it is up to the software
>> creating the file. Am I correct?
> Looks like you are:
> https://developer.apple.com/legacy/library/technotes/tn/tn1150.html#UnicodeSubtleties
> So HFS+ does define a normalization form, which is apparently something
> very close to but not identical to NFD. Good to know.

Thanks for pointing out. It's the kind of documentation I was searching  
for. So, NFD is the right thing, but it might not work in some cases. I  
hope they are corner cases not feasible with typical names of music tracks.

In any case, it makes sense to have one's own Java application to provide  
support for getting the files, so names can be processed before they go to  
the filsystem. I'll probably add a WebDAV interface or such.


Fabrizio Giudici - Java Architect @ Tidalwave s.a.s.
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