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Re: [Bug-wget] Problem with ÅÄÖ and wget

From: Tim Ruehsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Problem with ÅÄÖ and wget
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:13:10 +0200
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On Friday 13 September 2013 12:43:53 Bykov Aleksey wrote:
> Greetings
> Yes, You show correct cyrillic filename.
> Sorry, I'm not aggree that this bug is ready to close.
> Your method is mentioned in it.
> This bug about filenames in non UTF-8 locales.
> Main qoute:
> > If you are using a unix-like OS where the filesystem interface uses
> > utf-8, there is a workaround of using --restrict-file-names=nocontrol
> > (which is still too big, as that would allow problematic control
> > characters %01 or %09).
> > If you are using Windows, --restrict-file-names=nocontrol still gives
> > garbage (the utf-8 characters are treated as if they were in latin1).

Thanks for pointing this out. I missed it.

> I'm tried to solve this bug by adding new options
> --local-filesystem-encoding
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-wget/2013-05/msg00102.html
> but patch was (rejected?)/(frozen?)/(lack of demand?).

It seems, there has be no discussion about. I interpret that it might be a 
lack of interest - but i am not sure.

But quick net search reveals that NTFS is using UTF-16 (UNICODE) while fopen() 
demands ASCII !?
[1] suggests to feed UTF-8 strings to CreateFile() or wfopen() when built with 
UNICODE. For a non-UNICODE build use CreateFileW() or wfopen().

So maybe your patch used the wrong approach.
You should try to use the above mentioned functions for WINDOWS builds.
If that works, the patch will be just a few lines...

> Sorry, I don't know how Björn Mattsson swith it Windows Vista (x64)
> filesystem to UTF-8.
> In Russian locales Windows 98, XP (x86), Vista (x86) use filesystem
> encoding CP866.

Wasn't there something like international language support even for Windows 98 
? Together with perhaps some new fonts, that should do it... but hey, I out of 
the Windows business since 12 years now and I never regretted it.

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filename

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