[Haskell-cafe] File paths and internationalization/localization

Graham Klyne gk at ninebynine.org
Mon Jan 31 04:49:44 EST 2005

I don't offer any answers, but the problems raised on this list concerning 
file paths using local language characters would appear to have some 
parallels in the world of URIs.

Martin Duerst and others at W3C have been working on the problem of 
internationalization (I18N) of URIs, and their proposals were recently 
published as a Proposed Standard RFC [1].  If this area is being considered 
in the design of Haskell libraries, there may be some lessons there to be 


[1] ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3987.txt

Graham Klyne
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