Files named in Chinese characters couldn't display properly in Fedora 12

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Aug 31 04:00:15 UTC 2010

 On 08/31/2010 11:54 AM, Hiisi wrote:
> 2010/8/31 Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko at>:
> <--SNIP-->
>> Hadn't known about that command.  Thanks....
>> Sometimes the hardest thing is to determine what encoding the file names
>> are in to start.  :-(
>> --
>> A tall, dark stranger will have more fun than you. 葛斯克 愛德華 / 台北
>> 市八德路四段
> For that purpose there's a powerful utility called enca. From enca man page:
>  If you are lucky enough, the only two things you will ever need to know
>        are: command
>               enca FILE
>        will tell you which encoding file FILE uses (without changing it), and
>               enconv FILE
>        will convert file FILE to your locale native encoding.

Well...the man page says "enca -- detect and convert encoding of text
files" and we are talking about file names not the contents of the
file.  I think the problem with detection of the encoding of the file
name...and even a text tile contents is that if the number of characters
is small (i.e. small sample size) the detection is prone to error.

If you're careful enough, nothing bad or good will ever happen to you.
葛斯克 愛德華 / 台北市八德路四段

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