FileZilla does not combine unicode characters
|Reported by:||Bachsau||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||upload unicode utf-8 normalization||Cc:|
|Component version:||Operating system type:||OS X|
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On my Mac I noticed that when uploading files with german umlauts in their names to Linux or Windows servers, those filenames are not recognized the same as already existing ones with that same name. I end up having them duplicated, two files with seemlingsly the same name and a lot of encoding problems and troubles.
Cause of this seems to be that Mac filesystems save all unicode characters in decomposed state, while Windows and Linux use composed ones. FileZilla for Mac should abstract this by normalizing all unicode filenames to composed version on upload. The mac filesystem on the other hand does automatically decompose characters, so that shouldn't be a problem.