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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Zip UTF-8 support

Using Info-Zip's marvellous Zip today under Windows.

Zipping up some files with "unicode" filenames, Zip tells me that it can't zip them up because of that.

Hello? UTF-8?

How hard would it be for file names in Zip files to be UTF-8?

On unix this ought to happen anyway because filenames are just byte arrays?

It wouldn't kill anyone to (re)define that filenames in Zip files are UTF-8.

That is exactly what UTF-8 is good at.

Maybe I might go and sniff around the Info-Zip web site to see if anything gives.

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