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FS#116 - special characters in newly created folders cause error in category creation

Attached to Project: jDownloads
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Saturday, 22 October 2011, 16:50 GMT+2
Task Type Bug Report
Category Backend / Core
Status Assigned
Assigned To Administrator (admin)
Operating System Joomla 1.6.x
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version 1.9.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Hi there,

when i create new folders with special chars (german ä/ö/ü etc.) via FTP in the jdownloads-folder and have monitoring and automatic publication switched on in the backend, the resulting category creation is faulty. The resulting category name is cut where the first special char appears. Because the newly created category doesn't match the corresponding folder name in jdownloads, the system creates another category (again with cut name) the next time i enter the jdownloads-backend. This can be done endlessly until i end up with hundreds of categories (with cut name) created, caused by this one special chars folder i created in the beginning.

Example: new folder "mysite\jdownloads\blöde" created via FTP
Going to jdownloads backend "control panel"
Scan.php is called automatically
New category in the category list of jdownloads backend: "bl" (blöde cut before special char "ö")
Going to jdownloads backend "control panel"
2 new categories "bl" and "bl" in the category list of jdownloads backend

I tried to switch off/on all automatic file-name changing properties in configuration >>> uploads

Change blanks in filename?

Change filenames to lowercase?

Remove/Change special characters in filename?

nothing changing the problem.

I need special chars because i want to let GERMAN site users create categories themselves. This i achieve by giving them access to the jdownloads-folder via a file-manager plugin that creates new folders in that place. With monitoring and auto-publishing switched on, it is possible for the users to create their own categories. This is neccessary for the site concept! I managed to make everything work perfectly ... just these special chars (which i cannot restrict in the new-folder-creation-process!) need to be fixed! Please feel free to email me! I need ur help and i can test and send you screenshots.

Thanks, Kai
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Comment by Administrator (admin) - Monday, 12 March 2012, 22:12 GMT+2
Deactivate the option for: Create the directory name for a category automaticly? and set the name for the folder manually.