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Re: International Chars cause backup problems

>> I thought Fedora would be using UTF-8 by default, so everything should
>> be the same.  If you're mounting different file systems using different
>> character encoding schemes, then you probably need to adjust how things
>> are mounted and fix them up as the files come in and go out.

Anne Wilson:
> Tim, I'm sure you know much more about this than I do, but I think
> what really matters as far as things working is what character set was
> in use when the file was original written/named.

That would matter for the character encoding of the file content, what
I'm referring to, and you're having problems with, is the file names.
It's a separate issue, but both can cause you problems.  File names need
to be what they're expected to be, and the content in a format that can
be read.  Some things can assess a file and deal with that themselves,
others will expect the files to already be in a specific format.

Now after changing file names *for* the backup, what happens when you
restore them?  Do you end up with two similarly named files?  Or will
your backup directly replace the original?

(Currently running FC4, in case that's important to the thread)

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