[Digikam-users] utf-8

Fabien fabien.ubuntu at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 11:09:11 GMT 2006

Caulier Gilles wrote:
> Le Samedi 25 Novembre 2006 13:04, Michel POTTIER a écrit :
>>Hello Arnd
>>And thank you for your answer.
>>My system was configured with UTF-8
>>cat i18n
>>In fact the solution is, for me, to rewrite the name of the files
>>(rewriting the same accent) using konqueror (impossible to do that from
>>the prompt).
>>Now all is OK.
>>Thank you again
>>(now i have a 10Gb photo database with 5000 photos ... the result of one
>>year work ! (photos and scans))
>>Thanks to the digikam team!
> Fabien, 
> Since all major linux dist. will toogle to UTF8, I think than the content of 
> this thread must be added on FAQ.

Yes, I agree.
I did some tests about that. There are some tools to rename files with 
the new encoding...
With ubuntu, there's a migration tool named utf8-migration-tool (written 
in python) to do the job :

There's also convmv (written in perl) :

Could people using other distributions check if there's some migration 
tool like that ?

> Also, I think than the number of photo managed by digiKam can be the subject 
> of the next Pool on Web site...

There was already a poll for that :


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