Nautilus leave "(invalid encoding)" when renaming

Bug #391755 reported by eicke on 2009-06-24
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
John Lea
One Hundred Papercuts
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If the filename for example contains German umlauts it appends "(invalid encoding)" in the view. So far so good. But when you try to rename that file, "(invalid encoding)" becomes part of the name and you have to delete that manually.

eicke (godehardt) on 2009-06-24
tags: added: encoding nautilus
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → New
Vish (vish) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. However, a paper cut should be a small usability issue, in the default Ubuntu install, that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. So this bug can't be addressed as part of this project.

For further information about papercuts criteria, please read

Don't worry though, this bug has been marked as "Invalid" only in the papercuts project.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Low
vida (kiki-h) wrote :

This bug still exists in 10.04 LTS. The "(invalid encoding)" is just a superfluous annoying warning, which makes renaming files more difficult and cumbersome in Ubuntu (than e.g. on MS Windows). The "�" symbol is clear and visible enough to be sufficient as indication of an invalid encoding.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-06-24
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: udo
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-06-30
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-18
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Confirmed
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