Bug 112494 - Percent-encoding (URL encoding) shouldn't be used for file names in dialogs
Summary: Percent-encoding (URL encoding) shouldn't be used for file names in dialogs
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 59354 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Dialog-Msgbox File-Name
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Reported: 2017-09-19 14:49 UTC by Thomas Lendo
Modified: 2019-10-24 02:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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URL-encoding of file names in dialogs (17.67 KB, image/png)
2017-09-19 14:49 UTC, Thomas Lendo

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Description Thomas Lendo 2017-09-19 14:49:11 UTC
Created attachment 136371 [details]
URL-encoding of file names in dialogs

In dialogs of the LibreOffice UI, file names will be shown with percent-encoding (URL encoding) instead of the name the user has chosen for them and instead of they are shown in file managers and other programs of the OS.

* file "Für-mich.odt" is shown as "F%C3%BCr-mich.odt"
* file "AB v1.1.docx" is shown as "AB%20v1.1.docx"

The readability of these percent-encoded names is bad and regular users are not familiar with them.

The attachment shows the "file in use" dialog in German.

Version: (x64)
Build-ID: dfa67a98bede79c671438308dc9036d50465d2cb
CPU-Threads: 8; Betriebssystem:Windows 6.19; UI-Render: Standard; 
Gebietsschema: de-AT (de_DE); Calc: group

LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-09-20 13:53:00 UTC
Confirmed in the 'Document in Use' dialog.

Build ID: 7315f325ff7ada3d6bd85a471058fdaeaff8cdb0
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2017-09-17_06:58:21
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2018-09-21 02:47:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Thomas Lendo 2018-09-21 10:49:32 UTC
Nothing changed.

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 18c5089df091bddeb8c2dc339776671964389040
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-09-12_23:24:12
Locale: de-AT (de_AT); Calc: CL
Comment 4 Thomas Lendo 2018-10-23 20:50:55 UTC
*** Bug 59354 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2019-10-24 02:40:41 UTC
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