[Openmcl-devel] asdf location

Taylor, Joshua jtaylor at alum.rpi.edu
Thu Dec 6 15:48:39 UTC 2007


On Dec 6, 2007 10:28 AM, Daniel Dickison <danieldickison at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2007, at 10:17 AM, Gary Byers wrote:
> > Let me ask again: is everyone sure that ~/Library is called ~/Library
> > on non-English installs of OSX ?
>
> I believe the localized names are stored separately from the file
> system path representation (perhaps in .DS_Store?).  I just created a
> new user on my 10.5 machine, and changed the language settings for the
> user to Japanese -- the folder name shows up as "ライブラリ" in
> Finder but Terminal 'ls' shows "Library".
>
> However, I'm not sure whether this is different if your entire system
> is localized (choose something non-English during the OS install).  I
> doubt it, though.
>
> I'm pretty sure there's some Apple documentation somewhere describing
> these canonical file system paths.

I'd read the note at the bottom of

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/BPInternational/Articles/LocalizingPathnames.html

as saying that the system defined directories always have the same pathnames.

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