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Re: Accented chars in filenames issue

On 06/25/11 at 03:36pm, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> On 25/06/11 11:27, Doug wrote:
> > On 06/24/2011 08:16 PM, lee wrote:
> >> Scott Ferguson<prettyfly.productions@gmail.com>  writes:
> >>
> <snipped>
> >>
> >>
> > Probably the best reason is if you *ever* share files, or send one to
> > someone else, he/she is as likely as not not to have the capability of
> > inputting the accented character.   --doug
> In this case it would require educating Microsoft Windows users (and
> corrupting my nicely organised and extensive music collection). Which is
> where the problem came from. I have no problems with either ext3 or ext4
> in "creating" filenames with whitespaces and accented characters.
> Note the screen shot:-
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2011/06/pngTe0u43cmOF.png
>  - that's a file being transferred from a MS users NTFS drive to mine -
> I can play the file fine (on their drive) but it won't copy across
> unless I create a non-UTF file system, or rename it.
> Dumbing down all song, album, and artist names to remove whitespaces and
> accented characters is not feasible. There's a difference between
> Camaleon and Camaleón, and it's a difference Amarok has no trouble with.
> The whole point of UTF is to be able to deal with extended character sets.

Maybe you should reply to one of the troubleshooting responses instead of the
philosophical ones, then :P

What happens when you try touch touch a file with a special character? Any
error message? Have you tried mounting with the encoding options as recommended


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