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Re: patch for file:// encoding on Windows

From: Patrik Fältström <>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:31:42 +0200

On 28 sep 2014, at 10:44, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:

> So a question that would help me at least form my opinion on this better: given a unicode file name example like "ŕéüñíöñ", how does a file: URL that works with IE, Firefox and Chrome look like? I don't mean what it looks like in the URL bar, but if you copy it and paste it somewhere, what does that look like?
> In both Firefox and Chrome on Linux, such a file name in my home directory uses this URL:
> file:///home/daniel/%C5%95%C3%A9%C3%BC%C3%B1%C3%AD%C3%B6%C3%B1
> Percent-encoded UTF-8 it looks like to me.
> No "current code page" necessary. A single defined way how to decode it.

See work in IETF and W3C on Internationalized URIs, for example RFC 3987.


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Received on 2014-09-28