UTF-8 characters in filename not displayed correctly

Advertisement

FNW
Guest

UTF-8 characters in filename not displayed correctly

Hello,

I have a strange problem using the latest WinSCP 4.3.2 with my FileZilla FTP server 0.9.37 beta on Windows 7 x64. Although FileZilla server supports UTF-8 filenames natively (which show up correctly in FileZilla client and the Firefox Add-On FireFTP), WinSCP seems unable to handle these characters correctly. As stated in the FAQ section, I already tried all UTF-8 options (Off / On / Auto) as well as active and passive mode (although that should not make any difference).

A remarkable fact is that I am unable to download any file with UTF-8 chars in its name after turning UTF-8 on (or to auto). But I have no problems (except for the messed-up filename) when transferring the file with UTF-8 set to off in WinSCP.

As I don't know exactly if the server or client is responsible for this strange behaviour, I just created a small test account on my server for you:

ftp://UTF8:test@fnwmedia.homeip.net

This gives you the chance to take a look at how file names behave with different UTF-8 settings.
The text files in the root folder don't contain any information except a single line of text as it is the NAME of those files that causes trouble, not their content.

Please let me know if I can do anything to get a correct behaviour concerning UTF-8 filenames and feel free to ask any question you might have.
Naturally, I can also provide an excerpt of the server's log, if needed.


Thank you very much for any help in advance ! :)


FNW

Reply with quote

martin
Site Admin
martin avatar
Joined:
Posts:
27,227
Location:
Prague, Czechia

Re: UTF-8 characters in filename not displayed correctly

Please upgrade to the latest version of WinSCP, which is Unicode application.

Reply with quote

FNW
Guest

Hi prikryl,

thank you very much for this info. I did not notice the remark at the end of this FAQ site.
I will just wait patiently and check for updates once in a while.
If there is anything I can do to support this task, please let me know.


Kind regards,

FNW

Reply with quote

Advertisement

You can post new topics in this forum