Opened 16 years ago
Last modified 16 years ago
#2610 closed Feature request
UTF8 on/off switch
|Reported by:||nitr0man||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||Cc:||nitr0man, Tim Kosse|
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Is there a posibility to make a checkbox in server interface to disable UTF8 FTP feature?
In the FileZillaPV project UTF8 is default off, but it's switched to UTF8 by Windows Explorer :(
I has troubles with UTF8 cyrillic filenames on NT4 Server (English) and I think that it's possible that other users of english versions of Windows have such troubles.
On s/w that don't use UTF8 mode (for ex., Total Commander) all is ok (I use server exe from FileZillaPV project).
Change History (4)
comment:1 by , 16 years ago
comment:2 by , 16 years ago
I don't depend on a client, I depend on a server :(
FileZilla Server + Windows NT4 (English) can't correctly parse UTF8 file names. When I tried to download file with UTF8 characters in the filename, I've got "File not found" errors.
I've posted this feature as a workaround for this problem (https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1656274&group_id=21558&atid=372241)
comment:3 by , 16 years ago
That's most likely a limitation of NT4. Have you considered upgrading to a more modern operating system?
comment:4 by , 16 years ago
There is a some reasons to use NT4 - it's a hardware limitations (64M RAM and 850MHz CPU). It's home server/router.
Not using UTF-8 is in violation to the FTP specifications.
FTP has been designed to be used for use with 7-bit US-ASCII in mind. That got later extended to UTF-8 in RFC 2640. Every other encoding is NOT specified and subject to negotiation by the client.
That said, every non-UTF-8 aware client can at any time send the OPTS UTF8 OFF command to disable UTF-8 for the current connection.
If you depend on a client that does not support UTF8 properly, please contact its vendor and demand a fix.