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- OpenSSH SFTP and Unicode
March 22, 2005, 8:15 pm
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- Richard E. Silverman
March 23, 2005, 2:34 am
Re: OpenSSH SFTP and Unicode
You wrote on 22 Mar 2005 21:34:21 -0500:
RES> What do you mean by "support Unicode?"
Well, SFTP drafts (draft-ietf-secsh-filexfer-xy.txt) say that SFTP endpoints
must use UTF-8 encoding of Unicode when transferring filenames (e.g. when
client wants to create a directory on server side, it encodes the desired
name in UTF-8 and then sends to server). This requirement allows to create
files which contain international characters in their names. If UTF-8 is not
used, international characters are represented in context of current locale
(e.g. spanish characters won't be displayed right for a user with swedish
With best regards,
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