Bug 194262 - file name encoding problems
Summary: file name encoding problems
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 165044
Alias: None
Product: kio
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Ubuntu Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Faure
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-05-27 06:25 UTC by Roland Leißa
Modified: 2009-08-22 15:25 UTC (History)
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Description Roland Leißa 2009-05-27 06:25:57 UTC
Version:            (using KDE 4.2.85)
OS:                Linux
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages

KDE sometimes really have problems with file name encodings. There are several scenarios where this happens:
- Grab a file via scp from a remote location
- Grab a file from another media which uses a different encoding
- Grab a file via ftp with a different encoding
- ...

Now -- KDE doesn't copy the file at all and complains it does not exist. If you copy it via command line everything works fine but you can't even enter this new dir / open this new file on your local HD in dolphin although it works fine in the command line.

For instance:
I grabbed a dir from a windows box which I uploaded to my kubuntu box via winscp let's call it 'Krümel'.
Because of some encoding problems it is on my hard disk has 'Kr�mel' but I can't enter this dir. I get the error message 'The file or folder /home/roland/Kr�mel doesn not exist'

I really had many problems with that. As soon as different encodings are used chances are high things get messed up. I had those problems with different kio-slaves (smb, file, sftp, ...) and ALL kde 4 version I tried (4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x with kubuntu and gentoo).

If I can help any further to investigate this problem let me know.
Comment 1 Frank Reininghaus 2009-05-27 19:06:37 UTC
Thanks for the bug report! Sounds like a duplicate of bug 165044.
Comment 2 Roland Leißa 2009-05-28 01:40:33 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 165044 ***
Comment 3 Ignacio Serantes 2009-08-22 15:25:11 UTC
Thiago has left the building and we look for another solutions. Please, vote for the next bug: