Opening file from directories named using polish characters

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chrizio
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Opening file from directories named using polish characters

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I tried about already two weeks ago to create this thread as guest
but without any success. I can find it now, so here the repetition.

I have following problems with the current xnview version running
on win xp pro, sp2, engl.
If the jpeg files are placed in a directories named using polish characters
the xnview is unable to open the files (neither in full nor in the browse mode).
Following message appears then
"Error opening the file <here>".
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I believe an application must support Unicode to be able to access files and/or folders with names that include certain Polish characters.

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XnTriq wrote:I believe an application must support to be able to access files and/or folders with names that include certain Polish characters.
Is that support in planning for the xnview next versions ?
The same history seems to be reason why the IPTC data do not display the polish special characters.
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Anonymous wrote:Is that support in planning for the xnview next versions ?
On [url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=28138#28138]03/Apr/2006[/url] xnview wrote:Many changes are planed for next version (perhaps release in september).
I'll put soon the list of new things...
Anonymous wrote:The same history seems to be reason why the IPTC data do not display the polish special characters.
On [url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=16645#16645]19/Sep/2005[/url] xnview wrote:
Clo wrote::) Bonsoir,
…par exemple Montréal devient Montréal
• Très caractéristique : vos données IPTC / EXIF sont en Unicode UTF-8, et XnView n'assume pas cet affichage pour l'instant, à ce me semble…
Oui exactement.
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Anonymous wrote:
XnTriq wrote:I believe an application must support to be able to access files and/or folders with names that include certain Polish characters.
Is that support in planning for the xnview next versions ?
The same history seems to be reason why the IPTC data do not display the polish special characters.
Sorry but unicode is not planned for next release...
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xnview wrote:Sorry but unicode is not planned for next release...
Does it mean, there is no chance to get IPTC working with polish/any other language special characters in the near future too ?
Like xnview working with directories containing in theirs names national characters.
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Anonymous wrote:
xnview wrote:Sorry but unicode is not planned for next release...
Does it mean, there is no chance to get IPTC working with polish/any other language special characters in the near future too ?
Like xnview working with directories containing in theirs names national characters.
I can't make that for next release, so you must wait another version, sorry...
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xnview wrote:I can't make that for next release, so you must wait another version, sorry...
I found out a workaround for the IPTC problem, missing polish characters.
Under Windows XP Pro you have to set the polish encoding for all non-unicode applications under control panel->language and region settings->advanced.
Now I can write and read properly the IPTC data containing polish characters with XnView. Problems may arise again if I move to some other PC.
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Post by Denyer »

Is there an equivalent under 2000?

I'm also running into the problem with Latin-2 characters (such as 'ę') in filenames. XnView receives the filenames/paths without the diacritics.

Good to hear Unicode support is planned for the future. :)
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