[digiKam-users] DigiKam and multiple computers -- best practices

Simon Cropper scropper at botanicusaustralia.com.au
Tue Mar 27 07:14:09 BST 2018

Windows uses Code Page 1252 (i.e. CP-1252 or Windows-1252) not UTF-8.

Problems will only occur if any unique CP-1252 characters are used in 
any text strings... UTF-8 gets confused otherwise no error occurs.

Check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows-1252

On 27/03/18 16:44, karsten_df wrote:
> woenx wrote
>> The linux machine uses UTF-8, but the windows 10 computer just said
>> "System". I think everything was displayed correctly in digikam, but I'm
>> afraid of corrupting data. Anyone had some experience with this?
> Same thing here - it seems WIN10 uses utf-8 internally (but a specific
> locale can be set for applications not supporting utf-8). So far I have not
> come across any problems apart from the warning message, but my experience
> is limited.
> If there really are no issues with this configuration, it may make sense to
> have an option to disable the warning.
> --
> Sent from: http://digikam.1695700.n4.nabble.com/digikam-users-f1735189.html

Cheers Simon

Simon Cropper
Principal Consultant
Botanicus Australia Pty Ltd
M: 0420 531 754.
W: http://www.simonchristophercropper.com

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