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Old 02-20-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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KDE: File Names with special characters problem

I am running gentoo openbox(rox file manager and desktop) I installed Digikam and Amarok. But I have problems with files which include special character in their names(such as ,, ,ğ... ) The files are shown with strange and weird characters in the file dialogs of Digikam and Amarok.
I don't have this problem in other applications. I can create files with special character included.
I think some settings do not agree with KDE4. How can I solve this problem? Does anyone have an idea? I also installed KDE systemsettings program but could not find a relevant config option for character encoding.

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Old 02-21-2010, 03:03 AM   #2
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I just tested digikam and it showed no problems whatsoever.

Can you be a bit more specific about the problem? Is it only creating new file names in these applications, or all files, or files from certain devices? How about the file metadata, i.e. comment tags in the pictures or songs?

One thing I can think of right off the bat is that the font you're using for the kde dialogs may be too limited to handle the character range.
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Thank you for your reply. I solved the problem by selecting " US English" as the language in the Regional and Language section of systemsettings. I think my problem was with font encoding of KDE4. It was not UTF8 so I had problem with special characters. My system-wide locale is en_US.UTF-8 but I learned that I have to explicitly state this in systemsettings of KDE4.


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