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Re: [Bug-wget] bad filenames (again)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] bad filenames (again)
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:43:05 +0300

> Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:56:30 +0200
> From: "Andries E. Brouwer" <address@hidden>
> Cc: "Andries E. Brouwer" <address@hidden>, address@hidden,
>         address@hidden
> > > For example, nothing was changed yet for Windows, but also
> > > Windows users complain about this wget escaping.
> > 
> > If we convert the file names using iconv, Windows users will also be
> > happier, at least when the remote URL can be encoded in their system
> > codepage.
> Windows does not differ from Unix - since the remote character set
> is unknown and not necessarily constant, a conversion is impossible.

Windows does differ from Unix, in that arbitrary byte sequences cannot
be used in file names.  See


for the gory details.

> I already indicated the 1-line change that fixes the Windows problems.

It doesn't, unfortunately.

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