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Re: UTF8 problems with "find -ls" ?

From: Halim Issa
Subject: Re: UTF8 problems with "find -ls" ?
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:46:48 +0200
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On Sunday 21. December 2008 10.40.43 James Youngman wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 10:41 PM, Halim Issa <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Would it be an idea to include this in a new experimental release with a
> > ./configure option to revert back to the old behaviour?
> I'd certainly consider it.    I would seek, though, to avoid changing
> the same aspect twice in the default behaviour, so if we're going to
> change the escaping rules for -ls, I'd prefer to move things in the
> direction of greater consistency.

Has there been any progress on this? find seems to be among the applications 
perceived to lack UTF-8 support due to its definition of normal localised 
characters as "special".

It would be nice if escape characters were reserved for just that - special 
characters, and unicode got more equal to ascii as we move forward.

Thanks for your patience on this - I appreciate it being a rather non-issue for 
native english-users
> On another mailing list (bug-gnulib, I think) there has recently been
> discussion about how to bring consistency in the escaping of filenames
> in error messages.  While find's erorr messages _are_ consistently
> escaped, it might make sense to wait for a conclusion to that
> discussion, in case some kind of grand unified character escaping
> scheme emerges having applicability to thins other than error messages
> too (if I recall correctly, URL %-escapes are a front runner).

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