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Is giFT still maintained, or is it dead? There haven't been any new releases in a *long* time...
"giFT currently lacks unicode support included, so it is impossible to share files with characters such as "ø","ä", "å", "é", "è", "ó", "ö", "ù", "ü" in their names."
AFAIK, accented Latin characters such as "ø","ä", "å", "é", "è", "ó", "ö", etc., are already included in ISO-8859-1(read: 8-bit extended ASCII), and therefore have never required Unicode support to be displayed correctly. Unless you meant that GiFT was designed so badly that could handle only 100%-pure-ASCII filenames. KSM-2501ZX, IP address:= 184.108.40.206 16:31, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
- How is remote-side supposed to know which character encoding the other peer uses? That would require negotiation with each single peer and support for numerous character encodings. ISO-8859-1 covers only Latin-1. The above characters are just examples anyway. Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic wouldn't work at all unless maybe all peers stick to the same encoding. That's why modern file-sharing networks use Unicode whereas olders didn't give a damn, only worked for ASCII or some other subsets. --220.127.116.11 12:30, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Merge front-end articles here
- How much of this article do you want taken up by separate frontends, screen captures and data found in the 'Infobox Software' section of the applications that currently have articles. I'm willing to admit that most probably arent notable enough for articles themselves but i believe that the information is useful. MrMacMan Talk 09:40, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
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