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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] german umlauts in filename
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:41:50 GMT
On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Hajo Locke <> wrote:
> Hello List,
> i have some files with german umlauts ö ä ü in filename and want to request
> them by http.
> filename is coded in latin1, in console/ftp etc. all works well and looks
> good.
> when requesting file ü.txt i see this error in log:
> File does not exist: \xc3\xbc.txt
> It just works if i recode charset of filename with convmv to utf8.
> convmv -f latin1 -t utf8 ü.txt --notest
> I cant do this for all my files.
> Is there a way to help apache find the file even if its filename is coded
> not in utf8?

Use links that are URL-encoded with the proper bytes so clients don't
have to choose the codepage to request in.

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