In article <c0t8j4$1a1dgk$news.uni-berlin.de>,
Stefan Heinsen <de> wrote:
The file system uses fully decomposed characters UTF8, so (assuming I
read correctly before coffee), 0x61 0xcc 0x88 0x00 is "latin small
letter a" + "diaeresis".
0xc3 0xa4 0x00 would be the fully composed version of that string, but
in the end, they would work the same in the file system (there were some
bugs with this in earlier versions of OS X, but I believe they were all
ironed out by 10.2).