Issue 94462 - File or path name with special characters fails with message "does not exist"
Summary: File or path name with special characters fails with message "does not exist"
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 RC3
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needmoreinfo
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Reported: 2008-09-30 11:02 UTC by alexylee
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description alexylee 2008-09-30 11:02:50 UTC
By Mac OS X 10.5 got the problem which can't read the file name with special
characters like Chinese and German umlauts. As well as with folder name with
such condition. This happend also by write a file name in such special characters.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2008-10-01 09:16:37 UTC
Problem isn't reproducible ! Files with special characters in their filename can
be stored and opened on macOS 10.5.

Btw. Patch ? Prio 1 ? Please read the guidelines.

setting to worksforme and closing.
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2008-10-01 09:17:15 UTC
Comment 3 alexylee 2008-10-03 21:07:59 UTC
My system is Mac OS X 10.5.5 Chinese Intel based machine.
I can't open the filename with Chinese characters since OOo 3.0 beta.
Comment 4 alexylee 2008-12-11 11:03:59 UTC
Could it be that OOo 3.0 conflict with other software?
Comment 5 philipp.lohmann 2009-03-13 15:56:07 UTC
This is not a patch issue and it is not really repducible.
Comment 6 randomix 2009-04-29 10:46:43 UTC
I have the same problem on Mac OS X 10.5.6 (English environment, OOo 3.0.1 Build:9379 English version). 

I can open Chinese filenames about 3 months ago, but it doesn't work anymore from one day, keep 
alerting "xxx/xxx/xxx.doc (or .xls) does not exist".  It happens when opening files named with Chinese 
characters and files store in a folder named with Chinese characters (even the file name is in English).
Comment 7 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-16 16:20:06 UTC
Possibly related bugs
"Bug 99028 - Japanese characters in path or filename cause failure to load document"
"Bug 96296 - Accented filenames does not open in version 3"
"Bug 100626 - Filename with accentuated vowel cannot be opened: does not exist error returned"

"Bug 92622 - Opening file with special character in filename"

Query in URL shows several more possibly related Bugs

Please attach a what will extract to a folder with affected file name and contains 1 or more documents with "forbidden" names
Comment 8 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-28 12:48:55 UTC
Closing issue due to reporter's inactivity.

Please feel free to reopen this Bug if you find out that the problem still exists in the latest public release of AOO and if you can provide requested additional information. We need a test kit (Attachment here in the Bug report) and a detailed step by step instruction how to reproduce your problem, for details please see <>!