foreign languages do not display

cathayan cathayan at
Wed Apr 23 03:05:53 CEST 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 8:00 AM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
> Jimmy Wu wrote:
>  > I popped in a CD with some Chinese filenames - all of these show up as
>  > question marks in Thunar.
>  > What do I need to do to get these filenames to display?
>  Chinese fonts?  I suspect you already have those...
>  It might not be that simple, though.  If the CD uses a different
>  filename encoding than Thunar expects, the filenames won't display
>  correctly.  I'm not sure how to fix that.  Is there any output on
>  console?  Thunar might be complaining in a way that's useful.
>  Also -- if you use a File->Open dialog using another gtk app, is it able
>  to display the filenames on the CD correctly?

Only some hints: usually we use mount option "iocharset=utf-8" to
solve the ms-windows disk mount problems. if it is not utf-8, try

and a feature request for Xfce: add encoding settings in thunar.

cathayan at

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