Re: [hatari-devel] Most suitable GEMDOS path character replacement?

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Am Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:08:41 +0300
schrieb Eero Tamminen <oak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> Hi,
> I noticed a small problem with current GEMDOS HD emulation.
> If host file name contains characters that are invalid for
> GEMDOS, Hatari replaces them with '@' characters which are
> valid.
> However, '@' has special meaning in INF files, which Hatari
> uses to implement program autostarting.  I.e. currently
> autostart doesn't work for programs that have invalid
> characters.
> Any sugggestions on what character I should use as replacement
> instead of '@'?
> It should be rarely used in Atari file names (to avoid file
> name conflicts), valid for GEMDOS file names & paths, and
> not cause problems in INF files or e.g. in GEM file selectors.

Maybe '§' (just a blind guess)?
Do you have a list of what characters are valid in GEMDOS?


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