Filename containing French characters ?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue May 24 19:09:41 UTC 2011

On May 24, 2011, at 11:32 AM, Frank Bonnet wrote:
> finally one of our developer has written
> a php function that transcode all accentuated
> characters to the corresponding non accentuated
> thanks to her !!!
> but the problem is NOT solved just workarrounded

Sure.  FreeBSD's default filesystem supports UTF8, but not arbitrary composition of Unicode characters.  If you want this to work better, you need to make sure that you use normalized UTF8 filenames and UTF8 URLs from Apache.

It's likely that a discussion of Unicode normalization would be helpful:

IBM's ICU (at, or Apple's discussion of HFS normalization ("Unicode Normal Forms D", at would also be informative.


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