Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145233
filename encoding VFAT partitions
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:27:48 EST
Description of problem:
Nautilus and Konqueror are not able to write foreign language accents
to a VFAT partition nor are they able to copy files with an accent in
the filename to a VFAT partition.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. write a filename with an accent in the ext3 partition. For
instance: "Ã±Ã± - mÃ¡s"
2. Try to copy it to VFAT partition
3. Try to write the same filename in Nautilus to a VFAT partition
You get an error the says something like: "Renaming error..." or
"cannot copy file..."
This is a critical problem for me because now I can't reliably backup
my folders to my VFAT partition and it critically hampers my ability
to work with my dual boot system.
Try mounting the vfat partition with the "utf8" mount option. (I think
there may be some obscure reason why this isn't the default.)
Actually, the "obscure reason" was for why "iocharset=utf8" isn't the
default. But that's different from "utf8" not being the default.
Hmmm... I need to find out why "utf8" isn't the default (at least, in
cases where the systemwide iocharset default is utf8). In the
meantime, try the "utf8" mount option, as I suggested in the last comment.
Thanks!! This solved my problem.
I added utf8 to /etc/fstab so that my entry now looks like this:
/dev/hda9 /home/files vfat rw,users,exec,dev,suid,utf8,umask=000
Now when I view that partition in Nautilus it displays the accents
written in WindowsXP properly, and now Windows Explorer displays the
accents written in FC3 properly. I'm also able to copy files with an
accent to the vfat partition now.
Thanks again. Now if you could just make this default so that other
newbies like myself don't have to repeat this headache it'd be great.
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