Non-Ascii Chars in Filenames

Phil Davis revdev at
Thu Jan 9 18:57:26 EST 2014

Thanks for asking this question Ender. I don't have an answer but will 
benefit from it as well.

Phil Davis

On 1/9/14, 3:43 PM, Ender Nafi Elekcioglu wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there any way to deal with files whose filenames contain non-ascii chars?
> Assume that *tFilename* is *specialFolderPath(“desktop”) & “/ağaç.png”*
> _set the filename of image 1 to tFilename
> results with an empty image.
> _set the filename of image 1 to URLEncode(tFilename)
> same, an empty image.
> I even tried this:
> _set the filename of image 1 to uniEncode(tFilename, “utf8”)
> I know it’s kinda stupid but it was a desperate attempt.
> The thing is I can’t control the filenames.
> There are thousands of images in the server
> and different people {editors} upload them.
> Some of those so-called computer literate editors insist to name the files with non-ascii chars.
> Since the underlying OS or the server doesn’t complain
> {see, utf8 became a common standard for years if not decades}.
> they don’t notice the error and I end up with the headache.
> So, is there any workaround to make Livecode accept those files?
> Thanks for all your help...
> Best,
> ~ Ender
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