Problems with KDE_stat on systems where the default locale is not utf-8

Christian Ehrlicher Ch.Ehrlicher at
Wed Nov 19 21:48:14 GMT 2008

Thiago Macieira schrieb:
> Christian Ehrlicher wrote:
>> Hi,
>> When QFile::encodeName() can't convert an unicode character into the
>> system locale (== all locales except utf-8), the non-convertable
>> character is replaced by a question mark. Now that the filename is
>> broken, KDE_stat() can't do anything usefull and fails.
>> For me looks like KDE_stat() and others are broken by design (when
>> system locale is not utf-8) and we need a unicode version of KDE_stat().
>> Any ideas how to fix this issue? Maybe a new class KLocalFile which
>> wraps all KDE_foo functions?
> We don't fix that issue. We only support KDE 4 in systems where the locale 
> is UTF-8. We've announced and told the public about this for 3 years now.
The problem is that you don't support plain utf-16 systems like windows 
at all and rely on an encoded pathname for many low-level functions.
If we can't find a fix I would suggest to drop windows support.


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