Bug 234659 - files containing invalid character "�" (questionmark in box) cannot be read
Summary: files containing invalid character "�" (questionmark in box) cannot be read
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 165044
Alias: None
Product: kio
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 4.4
Platform: Ubuntu Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Faure
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-04-18 00:02 UTC by Philipp
Modified: 2010-04-18 16:04 UTC (History)
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Description Philipp 2010-04-18 00:02:56 UTC
Version:            (using KDE 4.4.2)
OS:                Linux
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages

I don't know if i'm reporting this bug for the right program, but i'll give it a shot:

If a filename includes an invalid character � dolphin/konqueror/krusader/krename can't rename, move, delete or open the file. renaming the file with the command-line works, and after that it can be opened in dolphin etc. so the files are not erroneous.
file system is ext3. encoding is unicode.

the error message says:"The file or folder /folder/file�.extension does not exist."

I think i got the invalid characters when i was moving files from my NTFS drive to my ext3 drive. maybe i didn't mount the NTFS drive with the right encoding :(
Comment 1 Frank Reininghaus 2010-04-18 16:04:15 UTC
Thanks for the bug report! This looks like a known encoding problem indeed. Unfortunately, it seems that it's not easy to fix (see the comments in the other bug report).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 165044 ***