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File Names In Unicode
Using unicode in saving file names

 3:52 pm on Aug 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is saving file name in Unicode characters advisable or not?

E.g. a German language character (ü)
1. überwachung.html
2. überwachung.jpg

If not, do you have any recommendations regarding this matter?

Thank you very much and have a nice day to all!



 6:27 pm on Aug 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Welcome to the forums, River_SEO!

You should stick to only US-ASCII characters for your URL scheme, otherwise you will start encountering problems. Only ASCII is permitted in current implementations. In the future, IRIs will replace URIs, but that time is a long way off yet.

See: [w3.org...]

You can change "überwachung.html" to "uberwachung.html", or encode the ü, giving "%FCberwachung.html".


 6:57 pm on Aug 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your warm welcome and for your kind reply regarding my concern CYCLO : )

Alright! I got it now, I'll replace "überwachung.html" to "uberwachung.html" Same goes with my image names.



 7:45 pm on Aug 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'll replace "überwachung.html" to "uberwachung.html"

Even better, replace it with "ueberwachung.html", as that's the accepted way in German of spelling when umlauts aren't available.

I'm not quite sure of the technicalities, but in "real life" UTF-8 encoded umlauts don't seem to be a problem, at least if the server uses UTF-8 as its encoding, see for example the German wikipedia, e.g. [de.wikipedia.org...] or [de.wikipedia.org...]

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