Question symbols (????) in filenames on CD

Bug #125220 reported by Андрей Калинин on 2007-07-11
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
hal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Ubuntu 7.04 non latin (cyrillic) symbols in filenames seems like a "??????" (questions) on CDs, burned in windows programs (like "Nero").
To fix this problem, need:
1) add parameter "iocharset=utf8" in CD-ROM mount options in fstab
2) find in /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/20-storage-methods.fdi string
<append key="volume.mount.valid_options" type="strlist">iocharset=</append>
and replace it
<append key="volume.mount.valid_options" type="strlist">iocharset=utf8</append>

P.S. In 7.10 this bug still presents.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Moving milestone forward.

Changed in hal:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Pelládi Gábor (pelladigabor) wrote :

Confirming bug with hungarian (latin2) characters, adding "iocharset=utf8" to fstab solves the problem perfectly.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Changing status to confirmed based on the second reporter.

Changed in hal:
status: New → Confirmed

The "utf8" flag also works then. Please make it by default.

description: updated
Dmitry Korzhevin (korg) wrote :

I confirm this bug

Lie Ryan (lie-1296) wrote :

I've found a probably related bug in 8.04 Hardy Heron. In my case, it's my friend's flashdisk and a Japanese characters. They showed up as "white question marks inside a black diamond" and a note in parentheses that says something about encoding (forget the exact wording).

My friend is a windows user.

Egor Kobylkin (egor-kobylkin) wrote :

I have the same problem on 8.04 with the external FireWire drive and cyrillic filenames.
Unfortunately adding iocharset=utf8 into the policy files does not help. Can it be they get ignored by hald?

Pelládi Gábor (pelladigabor) wrote :

I tested with Hardy, and question marks no longer appear in filenames on CD. Every line of fstab belonging to CD and floppy drives contains the utf8 flag. So marking this as fix released.

Changed in hal:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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