Issue 52240 - problem opening filenames containing chinese characters from WIN EXPLORER
Summary: problem opening filenames containing chinese characters from WIN EXPLORER
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 64764
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: thorsten.martens
QA Contact: issues@framework
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Blocks: 41707
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Reported: 2005-07-20 22:06 UTC by davisnw
Modified: 2007-02-08 10:51 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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A file with chinese characters in the filename (5.73 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2005-07-21 14:20 UTC, davisnw
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a file with a filename having International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) characters (6.08 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2005-07-21 14:41 UTC, davisnw
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Description davisnw 2005-07-20 22:06:33 UTC
In 1.9.118 on Windows XP SP2, double clicking on a file which
contains chinese characters in the filename will cause the OpenOffice
splashscreen to appear, but OpenOffice will fail to start or open the file.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-07-21 08:20:09 UTC
Framework issue.
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2005-07-21 13:32:19 UTC
TM->davisnw: Please attach file which causes this problem, thanks !
Comment 3 davisnw 2005-07-21 14:20:44 UTC
Created attachment 28108 [details]
A file with chinese characters in the filename
Comment 4 davisnw 2005-07-21 14:25:12 UTC
Note: You will need to download the attachement with a browser other than
Firefox (1.0.6 anyway).  Firefox destroys the filename for some reason, but
Opera will download it correctly.
Comment 5 davisnw 2005-07-21 14:39:05 UTC
Actually, it seems to be a problem with any non-Western characters in the 
Comment 6 davisnw 2005-07-21 14:41:04 UTC
Created attachment 28109 [details]
a file with a filename having International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) characters
Comment 7 mci 2005-07-25 13:40:38 UTC
just for the records:

I saved the first attached file and didn't get any problem to op this file on
Solaris using m121...
Comment 8 mci 2005-07-25 13:49:43 UTC
just for the records (#2):
works on Linux (FC4), too...

(I didn't install system-integration 
==> I needed to tell xffm/nautilus which program to use...)
Comment 9 bmarcelly 2005-08-01 18:44:37 UTC
The problem is related to the way the browser translates a filename containing national 
characters. I got the problem with Opera 7.54 (Win XP SP2, OOo 1.9.113). The 
downloaded file is correct, only its name is incorrect.

I found myself the problem on a filename containing one french national character. 
Downloading with Opera resulted in an incorrect character and the indicated behaviour. 
Copy/pasting that character into the name of another local file reproduced the 

I tested Opera, IE6, Firefox. Each browser handles downloaded filenames differently. I 
got the problem only with Opera.

OOo should at least give an error message when it finds an incorrect filename.
Comment 10 davisnw 2005-08-01 22:52:15 UTC
The original bug report does not have anything to do with web browsers.  Also,
the  sample files do not have "incorrect filenames".  They are perfectly
legitimate file names, and previous OOo 2.0 (m109 I think) opened them just
find.  (I only mentioned the browsers so that the test files could be correctly
Comment 11 pocha 2005-11-01 02:59:40 UTC
Thai file name can't double click to open in WindowXP SP2. But I can't attach
Thai file to you too.
Comment 12 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-20 07:45:21 UTC
Completed summary due to original report.

I checked with "2.0.2  German version WIN XP: [680m5(Build9011)]" and can still
see this problem.

This is the same problem as reported in  Issue 64764.

Althoughthis issue was reported before  Issue 64764, I will close this one as
DUP, because 64764 is already NEW and with more detailed comments.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 64764 ***
Comment 13 thorsten.martens 2007-02-08 10:51:52 UTC