Even with Windows XP, I sometimes use disks, etc. formatted in FAT: both a Mac and Windows can read/write on FAT. With NTFS, Macs used to be (perhaps still are) read-only. So when I need a drive, etc. read/writable by both a Mac and Windows, I have used FAT.
>> Mike Maxwell
> It's a good question. I think the underlying OS stores everything as
> Unicode but then each system has a locale setting that's set to things
> like the legacy ShiftJIS here in Japan. It's also related to the
> Windows code page problem. See below:
> So, you never know what the encoding will be when you want to open
> files. If anybody has any advice on this, I would be very grateful!
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