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Re: Support for multi-byte character file names using libcurl

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 21:24:12 -0800

On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 10:35:48AM +0530, NAGASEKHAR BHUVANAGIRI wrote:
> Curl internally reads the file on ftp site while downloading a file, and if the
> file is in multi-byte character format and curl internally does not support
> these characters, it fails to open the file.

curl doesn't interpret the characters in a file at all--it just writes them
as-is into the open file handle you pass in.

> Similarly, while uploading curl
> creates a file on ftp site.

I'm missing something--curl is supposed to create a file on an ftp site when
it uploads. The name comes from the URL you give it, what ever character
set you decide to use (no multibyte character set, naturally, as the ftp
protocol doesn't support that).

>>> Dan

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