Any arguments for keeping Yum case-sensitive?

Chris Smart mail at
Mon Mar 14 00:41:45 UTC 2011

On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM, James McKenzie <jjmckenzie51 at> wrote:
> True, and this applies mostly to Western languages, with maybe Viet as
> an exception.
> The 'real' fun starts when you have a file in German with the double s
> character or an umlatted a, o or u and a file with the same but not
> containing the special characters or their Anglicized equivalents.

Is that really a problem? Admittedly my encoding skills are not great,
but AFAIK in UTF-8 those are just different set of bytes, so they
shouldn't be confused.

A lowercase 'umlaut a' would be something like:
11000011 10100100

An uppercase 'umlaut A' would be something like:
11000011 10000100

Which is completely different to lowercase 'a'


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