Re: [code] File names with non-ASCII characters

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:16:48 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Felix,

On Tue, 21 Apr 2015, wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a problem editing files that have non-ASCII characters in their name, i.e. non-ASCII characters in the german language. The problem occurs only with the Win32 version (running on Windows 8.1 or using Wine) - on my linux system, all these files can be edited just fine.
> To reproduce the problem in the Win32 version:
> press Ctrl+O and open a file with a name that contains a special character (e.g. umlauts , , )
> What happens:
> - the file is not read, but a new buffer is opened
> - file name shown has the special character replaced by other characters
> For example, a file ".txt" is shown as "ä.txt", indicating that character "" (hex: c3a4) is stored as UTF-8 and interpreted as two separate ISO 8859-1 characters (hex: c3 and a4).
> As much as I dislike special characters in file names, I often get such files and need to edit them. So it would be great if this could be fixed somehow.

I've committed a fix[1]. It will show up in the next nightly.



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Received on Mon 27 Apr 2015 - 15:16:48 EDT

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