I have several files with unicode characters in the file names. But I am using
a German keymap, which only has a limited amount of characters mapped to it.
The problem now is, if I want to change into a directory or open a file which
has, say, a Korean character in it, I have no chance to open this file
because I can't type in its character (I know, I could change the keyboard
layout, but this is not convenient and sometimes, if I can't read the script,
I have no way to input the files - Imagine a Chinese character, even though
you can read chinese very well, it could happen that you cannot enter the
character. Also, on the ordinary console, I have no way to change the keymap
or use a more sophisticated input method).
So I thought, what about numbering the files and directories? I think, the
best possibility for this would be when the user types in the file name until
he can't do it any further because he does not have the character on the
keyboard. He would then press tab and a list of the directories would appear,
just like it is now. The difference would be, that maybe every file or
directory would have a number before it, which could then be accessed by
maybe pressing an escape key and then by the number.
Several files, maybe
If the user wants to get into directory2, he types âdâ, presses Tab and then
the following would appear
he then types in an escape char and â4â which would result in changing the
directory to directory2
Maybe there could be an option in a config file where the user would specify
the characters he is able to input directly. So the mechanism to change by
inputting numbers would only be displayed if there is a case where a file
with a inaccessible character is shown. In all other cases, the user could
change directories like he did all the time.
This would really be good for using the command line. Right now, I sometimes
have no other option but using a gui file manager where I can click onto the