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bug #49768: Can't open files containing special characters

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 05 Dec 2016 10:22:57 AM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  fabian Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  4.2.0
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Mon 04 Mar 2019 06:39:35 PM UTC, comment #6: 

Sorry, I forgot about this bug.
The issue described here should have been fixed as part of the patches for bug #49118.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Sun 03 Mar 2019 06:53:50 AM UTC, comment #5: 

Version 4.2.0 is deprecated and no longer supported.  Please try with the latest stable release which is 5.1.0.  The problem is likely to have been fixed.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Tue 06 Dec 2016 04:20:52 PM UTC, comment #4: 

This sounds like a duplicate of bug #49118. The scope moved to Windows around comment #31 there.

I'll leave this bug open, in case we want to close bug #49118 (all original issues seem to be fixed) and move the Windows errors here.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Mon 05 Dec 2016 11:33:15 PM UTC, comment #3: 

When I select "Create" from the dialog there is a error message:
Could not open file <path> for write: Das System kann den angegebenen Pfad nicht finden..

(last part ist german for "path not found")

After hitting "ok" the file is untouched and no other file is created.

the above happens when there are umlauts in the folder name and filename.

when I try to open a file with umlauts in a path without umlauts it opens a new editor file with a wrong character instead of the umlaut. this file then can be saved but the same error occurs when reopening it. but then can't be opened:
error: edit: could not create Y:\<path>\t?st.m
error: unhandled execution exception -- eval failed

Mon 05 Dec 2016 04:56:50 PM UTC, comment #2: 

"(Try it on a test file that you don't want to lose.)"

Don't want to SAVE, ehem.

Dan Sebald <sebald>
Mon 05 Dec 2016 03:55:16 PM UTC, comment #1: 

When you select "yes" to create the file, what happens?  (Try it on a test file that you don't want to lose.)  Is the file overwritten with a new, empty file?  Is a new file created with some name close to the original but without the umlauts?  Is there an error coming back from the OS?

Dan Sebald <sebald>
Mon 05 Dec 2016 10:22:57 AM UTC, original submission:  

As of version 4.2.0 I'm unable to open files containing special characters, i.E. ü, ä, ö.
The error message reads as follows:

File /päth/tö/file.m
does not exist. Do you want to create it?
[create] [cancel]

The special characters arent displayed correctly, they show as a square with a ? in it.

Opening the same file with 4.0.3 works without any problems.



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-03-04 mmuetzel StatusConfirmed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2017-02-14 siko1056 CategoryNone => GUI
        StatusNone => Confirmed
    2016-12-06 mmuetzel Item GroupSegfault, Bus Error, etc. => Incorrect Result
        Dependencies- => Depends on bugs #49118
    2016-12-06 fabianh Carbon-Copy- => Added fabianh

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