[haiku-development] Re: Localization of file names?

  • From: Michael Pfeiffer <michael.w.pfeiffer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:32:21 +0100

Am 28.02.2010 um 12:21 schrieb Truls Becken:
> Stefano Ceccherini wrote:
>> Indeed. Since Vista / Server 2003, Microsoft does the same, and it's
>> simply insane.
>> Windows explorer shows the translated name, but trying to save a file
>> (i.e. from notepad) directly writing the full path (i.e.:
>> c:\programmi\blah) results in: "path not found", since the real path
>> is the untranslated name.
>> And worse, having an english windows 2003 server access remotely an
>> Italian windows xp shows the folder translated in english, even if on
>> disk they are stored in italian. Baaah!
> Does this mean you guys do not want translated file names at all, or
> that it should somehow be done better? I guess it should be possible
> to turn it off, but should application names then still be translated
> or be treated like any other file name? Discuss. :-)

For the use cases mention in my initial mail (localized names in application 
menu, printer and transport add-on names) there is no question, this is a 
requirement, IMO.

For printer driver and transport add-ons they could also provide an interface 
to query their display name. IMO though this is a common problem and should be 
solved on the OS level.

- Michael

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