Don’t use Unicode normalised Form C names for volumes in Disk Utility, as they cause havoc, and prevent Spotlight from indexing volumes.
Now lists the time of the start of all boots in the last 24 hours, and helps you with Unicode normalization problems.
How Café and Café are actually different, and only one of those can be a filename in macOS, despite APFS being a non-normalising file system.
Normalises strings to any of the four standard Unicode normalisation forms C, D, KC or KD, supplied with source.
How to hide text so that it can’t be searched or analysed, and how file naming almost brought APFS down.
Universal App which gives deep insight into Unicode normalisation problems, string comparison, and more.
iOS 10.3, released on 27 March 2017, thrust the new file system on a great many unsuspecting users. Apple chose a high risk strategy. Has it paid off?
Trying to work with Unicode can be frustrating at times. Here’s an excellent free book with valuable practical tips for all users, and much more for linguists too.
Create and resolve Finder aliases from the command line, and convert Unicode strings into any of their normalised forms.
Apfelstrudel, which explores Unicode normalisation and string operations; Dystextia for obfuscating Roman text using spoofing; and Rosettavert for converting between text encodings.