Add Support for Special characters

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Add Support for Special characters

#1 Post by LeSnake » 2020-05-10 10:10

I have problems with FileZilla, because I am from Germany and some Servers I am using have Special characters (“umlauts" like ä, ö, ü).
So please make it Possible for FileZilla to show Unicode characters, so Languages with more Characters that the English ones have no Trouble with FileZilla.

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"Antwort: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht Gefunden -- "Answer: File or folder not found"
"Fehler: Verzeichnisinhalt konnte nicht abgerufen werden" -- "Error Directory content couldn't receipt")
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Re: Add Support for Special characters

#2 Post by boco » 2020-05-10 12:22

FileZilla fully supports international characters. In the FTP world, there exists only one extension for supporting i18n: UTF-8.

In other words: If the FTP server supports UTF-8, all characters will display correctly in FileZilla. If the FTP server has no support for UTF-8, it has no support for any characters besides letters, numbers, and a few select English symbols (technically spoken, the lower half of the US-ASCII table, called 7bit US-ASCII).

If an FTP server has no UTF-8 support, you cannot use German Umlauts. Please read Character Encoding.
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