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From Wouter Van Hemel <>
Subject [users@httpd] utf encoding
Date Wed, 07 May 2003 02:11:02 GMT

Hello all,

I have a big problem serving files with foreign characters in the
filename. Image files with umlauts and other extended ascii charaters
don't show up in some browsers.

A small example:

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-15">

    <img src="bläh.jpg">

( There is an umlaut in the filename of the image )

The image shows up in mozilla/netscape based browsers, but IE 4.x requests
this filename in such a way that apache returns a 404 - file not found:

[Wed May  7 02:22:46 2003] [error] [client] File does not
exist: /usr/home/www/html/fi/blëh.jpg

From my limited understanding, it seems that IE uses UTF-16 encoding or
something and Apache doesn't seem understand what it's asking...

Why can Apache find this file with certain browsers and not with other
browsers? How can I make sure this file is found by apache no matter which
encoding is used in the url as sent by the browser?



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