[arch-general] Opening a document with unicode in path
eschwartz at archlinux.org
Fri Aug 2 16:48:00 UTC 2019
On 8/2/19 8:59 AM, John Z. wrote:
> 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?
Can you determine some steps that exactly reproduce the problem?
Assuming that the problem should manifest when opening the file using
/usr/bin/loffice /path/to/file, I tried creating a test file and opening
it, and it worked:
$ mkdir -p '/tmp/unicode paths are 💩/'
$ touch '/tmp/unicode paths are 💩/testfile.txt'
$ loffice '/tmp/unicode paths are 💩/testfile.txt'
I could successfully edit this file in libreoffice, save content, or
Tested with LANG=en_US.UTF-8 and the libreoffice-fresh package
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User
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