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ytyyutianyun 03-29-2012 04:56 AM

What's the meaning of "Ŀ"
 
I have found "Ŀ" document in some ftp based on linux.
What's the meaning or funtion?

Thanks

For example:

http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/w...anyun/1-12.png

http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/w...ianyun/2-6.png

fukawi1 03-29-2012 05:07 AM

It is actually two characters.
The upper case L, ANSI 76, and the 1/4 (one quarter) symboll, ANSI 188.

ytyyutianyun 03-29-2012 05:22 AM

I think it's not the reason only for the character
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fukawi1 (Post 4639517)
It is actually two characters.
The upper case L, ANSI 76, and the 1/4 (one quarter) symboll, ANSI 188.

I think it's not the reason only for the character
Because when I want to download it and it can't be downloaded.
And when I download the directory and the sub-files into the windows. And Can't find this document. So What I think maybe "Ŀ" is something's stucture.
Thanks

David the H. 03-29-2012 08:23 AM

Looks like an encoding conflict. The filenames were created in a language encoding different from that of the one set to display it, and are therefore being interpreted as mojibake, a series of garbage characters.

catkin 03-29-2012 08:26 AM

It looks like an incompatible encoding issue. Perhaps the FTP server is using UTF-8 (common on current Linux systems) and your client is using something different. Which OS are you running the FTP client on and what is the FTP client?

When you compare the downloaded directory with the list of files shown by the FTP server, can you match them all except the strange one? Or is there an extra one? If so, is it the same size as the strange one?

273 03-29-2012 09:00 AM

I just googled Ŀ and everything I got back looked to be Chinese, suggesting to me it's either a couple of Chinese characters that have the same places in the character set as those symbols in Western encoding or it's something used in China for another purpose.
You could try pasting the letters into a word processor document then changing the font to see whether something more sensible emerges.

Satyaveer Arya 03-29-2012 10:15 AM

fukawi1,

You are correct, Ŀ is a single character with the character code - 013F and is another character with the character code - 00BC and both are in Unicode hexadecimal.

David the H. 03-29-2012 10:48 AM

If I convert the string from the BIG5 encoding, I get a clean pair of Chinese characters. Whether this represents the actual name of the file or not I can't tell, but I'm guessing it's somewhere close to the truth.

Code:

$ echo 'Ŀ' | iconv -f BIG5 -t UTF8
醴翹


273 03-29-2012 10:53 AM

Going one step further, a google translate gives:
Rite of Passage Alice

ytyyutianyun 03-29-2012 09:42 PM

Thanks of all
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by David the H. (Post 4639789)
If I convert the string from the BIG5 encoding, I get a clean pair of Chinese characters. Whether this represents the actual name of the file or not I can't tell, but I'm guessing it's somewhere close to the truth.

Code:

$ echo 'Ŀ' | iconv -f BIG5 -t UTF8
醴翹


I know it. it may be means "目录" for GBK
And "目录" means "catalogue"

Thanks


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