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    foreign language on the filesystem

    Let's say this is the way windows 2000 behaves - you can save the file thawt contains language that is not supported out of the box (even though you add a keyboard layout), the probkem is when you try to open the file you just saved - it errors out and file is not viewable.
    No problem with FC3 - just added russian phonetic support (linux rules, I don;t even need russian keyboard), the question is though how linux will treat the directory structure created with foreign language characters, let's say if under the root, I will create the directories:
    доку&# 1084;енты
    порн&# 1086;граф& amp;#1080;я
    хард&# 1082;ор-мета&# 1083;
    will linux treat it as any other directory, or will it hiccup on those?
    Thanks.

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    Re:foreign language on the filesystem

    Guys, the wierd numbers you see there was actually russian characters - I was able to type it but when I posted it it showed the weird lines you see now, I guess LJR doesn't treat russian characters favorably :-)
    Anyway, the question remains the same.
    Thanks.

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    Re:foreign language on the filesystem

    hello,
    not sure about russian - but i know chinese and korean are treated like we treat english charactors

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    Re:foreign language on the filesystem

    You mean the latin alphabet :P

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    Re:foreign language on the filesystem

    I was able to create the directories and everything looks like it's OK, I'm just curious if everything is gonna continueto be OK :-)

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    Re:foreign language on the filesystem

    Every keystroke is connected to the system via binary key. So if you use other language (and if it's Unicode compartible), then most Linux support it out of the box because key mappings are already done to the raw code and binary.

    When you search the file, it will send out the raw code to the system and system knows exactly where they are based on the raw code given that your system in question had key mapping done.

    On Windows, you need to install the language packs separately.

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    Re:foreign language on the filesystem

    I forgot Disclaimer: I MAY be wrong about this but involving in language transilation of an Asian language on Linux, I am guessing I'm not mistaken in my theory.

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