This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
Microsoft, being Microsoft, created their own standard called "Joliet".
This is currently supported by Win95 and WinNT. It's useful when doing
backups from Win95 onto a CD-R, because the disc is still readable as
ISO-9660 but shows the long filenames under Win95. The limit on Joliet
filenames is 64 characters. (Some software reportedly allows up to 110.)
The spec can be found at
Recent versions of Linux (kernel >= 2.0.34 and 2.1.60) have Joliet
support. Older versions can be patched; for details, see
To patch Joliet support into OS/2, visit:
For the Macintosh, use Joliet Volume Access (http://www.tempel.org/joliet/).
Some old Creative CD-ROM drivers have trouble with CD-ROMs that have Joliet
filenames. You may need an updated copy of sbided95.exe. It used to be
available from http://www.ctlsg.creaf.com/, but that site no longer exists.