[arch-general] Opening a document with unicode in path

John Z. johnz at pleasantnightmare.com
Fri Aug 2 12:59:01 UTC 2019

Hi everyone,
    there's a document on Dropbox, that has unicode character in its
    path (french character). Trying to open this document with libre
    office (Plasma is running) fails with 'file not found', and the path
    shown with error clearly presents the path with that unicode
    character replaced by '??'

    What I tried:
    * copy the document in a path where there's no unicode - it opens
    * copy the document using shell - it works
    * copy the document using Dolphin (from Plasma) - it works
    * check $LANG - its set to `en_CA.UTF8`
    * search for 'libreoffice unicode path', 'archlinux unicode path'
      and plethora of similar search terms - not much came through

    This makes me think the issue is actually with LibreOffice, but the
    reason I ask here, and not in their forum, is that on another
    computer running Ubuntu - this works without fail, so I'm fairly
    certain the issue is in some local configuration.

    Could anyone shed some light on this, please, or at least point me
    in some direction where I could look?


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