mac vs linux - special chars in filenames

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Thu Jul 29 22:08:00 MDT 2010

On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:35:25 -0600
Stephen Ward <sjward at> wrote:

> I'm not sure I know enough terminology to properly ask this question,
> so please bear with me.  Here goes.

> I'm using the default filesystem in Mac OS 10.6, and on the Linux
> server it's ext3 with utf8 as the default NLS option.  Any ideas?
> I'm at a loss.

Here's a wild guess. I know Linux uses Unicode, UTF-8. I assume OSX
does also, but does it use the same flavor, UTF-8? If not, would that
explain it?

Have you compared the various time stamps on the offending files?


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