[Mediawiki-l] Special characters on uploaded files

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Thu Jan 18 22:14:20 UTC 2007


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Stuardo Herrera wrote:
> I'm uploading some pdf files that have some special characters in their
> names to my mediawiki site, but when I try to open them, I get to a Not
> Found page. I have noticed that when I upload them, their names change in
> the server to other characters where the special chars are and that's why
> mediawiki can't find them. Is their a way or an extension to avoid this?
> Thank you!

Is your server running on Microsoft Windows? In this case file uploads
with non-ASCII characters will not work correctly.

On other operating systems you should not have this difficulty, so more
details would be welcome.

- -- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)

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