Unicode and APIs
raeburn at MIT.EDU
Fri Sep 21 11:34:13 EDT 2007
On Sep 21, 2007, at 10:24, Sam Hartman wrote:
> Can you see a way to make app does encoding work with any of the
> existing IETF i18n proposals?
Probably not cleanly. But even if we assume we can do any necessary
conversions in the library, I'm not sure a single flag is adequate,
with our existing data structures.
If "everything is UTF-8" is set, do we convert client principal names
on the server side? If so, what encoding do we assume for the wire
representation? Remember, the local encoding on the server might be
UTF-8 already; do we assume ISO-8859-something, or just fail?
The resolution of the file-format issues Jeff raises (plus the
krb5.conf issue I mentioned) might affect the API, too.
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