exo-utils 0.10.6-1 don't support paths with special characters

Bug #1483441 reported by Ridbowt Rime on 2015-08-11
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
exo (Debian)
exo (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I'm trying to open a file location from some programs, I'm getting an error. French and Russian symbols are not supported in exo-utils 0.10.6.-1 — only pure-English symbols are working ("Failed to open URI..."). I tried it in QBitTorrent and XnViewMP. In exo .10.2.-3 — all right.

Krzyzstof (krzyzstof) wrote :

I have the same annoying bug on my Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE with french characters (é, è, à...). It is a very very annoying bug. For example when I want to launch an audio files through Impress (LibreOffice), it's no more possible :
This original path :
/home/christophe/Vidéos/Université/Veille/2010-08-15_Perrier, la rumeur, c’est fou.mp3

becomes :

Cannot translate URI reference to external format: file:///home/christophe/Vid%C3%A9os/Universit%C3%A9/Veille/2010-08-15_Perrier,%20la%20rumeur,%20c%E2%80%99est%20fou.mp3

To sum up, impossible to launch my audio files this way.
This bug seems to be only on the last Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE (new version of exo). Not appears on Linux XFCE 17.1 or prior.
Please, can you fix it !

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in exo (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Martina Kollarova (mkollaro) wrote :

I've found this happens even with some ASCII characters, e.g. "?". Thus, I cannot open magnet links, because "magnet:?xt=urn:" becomes "magnet:%3Fxt=urn:". I'm using version 0.10.6.

Changed in exo (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
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