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Old 10-31-2011, 03:00 AM   #1
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Default "Weird" characters in filename support

I'm transfering files which contains letters in my language that does not exist in english alphabet... but FFXP will not transfer these files... Is there a way to make it support "weird" characters in filename... such as * ^ î æ ø å ä ö @ etc...

I've tried reading these forums, googling it... and checked every setting I could find... but still getting errors transfering these files..
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The first thing I would try is adjusting the character encoding, this setting is per-site as well as global but its best to adjust it per-site first. This can be done via the Site Manager > Options tab (for FTP sites) or Site Manager > Connect tab (for SFTP sites)

The two settings to try are ANSI and UTF-8

Select ANSI first and click apply then connect to the site, try to transfer the file and see what happens. If you could include a copy of the text from the session window it would help.

If that doesn't work, disconnect and then try UTF-8 and repeat the process above.

Some FTP servers indicate that they support UTF-8 but the result isn't always UTF-8.

If you're using the list command MLSD typically the result would be UTF-8, but if you're using LIST sometimes its can be UTF-8 or ANSI.

If both methods fail to produce a usable result we can review the session logs and go from there, sometimes a copy of the raw directory listing can be quite useful as well, this is obtained from the main menu under Directory > View Raw Directory, or Copy Directory to clipboard is handy for pasting it in a reply.

If any of the content contains sensitive information please send me a private message instead of posting directly to this thread.
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