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Re: Minutes of the RFC 822extensions WG in Columbus

1993-04-08 17:11:41
  Does anyone seriously expect filenames, that are not
  7-bit ASCII, to be interoperable?

agreed, perhaps what is needed is a strong caveat to implementors that filenames
should be limited to printable 7-bit ascii, in a way that would discourage users
from mucking up.

A quick review of the principle international character sets supported by apple
shows that 7 bit ascii is the foundation of all of em, so it is possible for
even international Macintosh users to have meaningfull (if english-i-fied)
filenames at both ends.

Of course, this does propagate an unfortunate cultural bias, which is a
different debate.