Opened 17 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#3062 closed Bug report

non-english characters don't work

Reported by: yopnono Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Other
Keywords: Cc: yopnono, Tim Kosse, Alexander Schuch
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The FZ 3 don't support non english characters like ÅÄÖÑ
åäöñ etc,etc.

Linux Ubuntu 6.01.1
Have even tried the nightly built, but the same.
All files/folder that have names like sång.mp3, caña
don't show up in the client.

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Fz_gdb.txt (2.4 KB ) - added by yopnono 17 years ago.
GDB Output

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Change History (13)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 17 years ago

Local or remote?

If it's remote, use a UTF-8 enabled server instead.

If it's local, try starting FileZilla with the LC_ALL
environment variable set to "en_US.utf8" or if that doesn't
help with your own locale code, try both the standard and
the utf8 version.

comment:2 by yopnono, 17 years ago

It's on remote servers. So you are telling me to only use
ftp-servers that support UTF-8?

And how will I know if the server I connecting to support
that? That's out of my hands. I can't control servers on the

comment:3 by Tim Kosse, 17 years ago

If the server does not support UTF-8, FileZilla has no way
to know the encoding the server uses for filenames. In that
case, FileZilla just assumes local encoding, even if it's
the wrong encoding.
Keep in mind that FTP has only been specified for 7-bit
US-ASCII or UTF-8 support, all other encodings rely on
unspecified behaviour.

You can however, set the server encoding in the site
manager. While I don't know your character set, you might
want to try all encodings from ISO8859-1 up to ISO8859-16.

comment:4 by yopnono, 17 years ago

Ok, well other ftp-clients can handle this well.
You may should have a look at FireFTP for FX it support it
well, and I think it's OSS so you might can use some of the

comment:5 by Tim Kosse, 17 years ago

Other FTP clients guess too. Pure coincidence that they
guessed right. There is no code I could use from them.

comment:6 by yopnono, 17 years ago

Ok. I did a quick test. I installed a server that support
UTF-8, and connected to it using FZ3 and it did not show the
non english file names.

If it don't handle the name "sång.mp3" why don't it show the
files. It could replace the characters with something else.
like ?. Instead of hiding the file / folder

Anyhow the gui don't remember the setting Location/size.

comment:7 by Tim Kosse, 17 years ago

Please post a log with debug level 3 and "show raw directory

comment:8 by yopnono, 17 years ago

Sorry to ask, but... where does the debug log go?
Everytime I connect to the server and use debug L3 and show
raw directory it crash, the hard way :)

comment:9 by Tim Kosse, 17 years ago

It's so not meant to to do that ;)

Can you please run it in gdb and post the backtrace after
the crash? (The gdb command for it is 'bt')

comment:10 by yopnono, 17 years ago

Ok here we go the gdb output.

by yopnono, 17 years ago

Attachment: Fz_gdb.txt added

GDB Output

comment:11 by Tim Kosse, 17 years ago

Does latest nightly still segfault?

comment:12 by sf-robot, 17 years ago

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