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Support for UTF8 characters when uploading to FTP

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Posted:  16 Oct 2018 15:21   Last Edited By: vojkanbg
Hi, I am using Capture and Upload option to my FTP server. This option works (but it could use some usability improvements like examples) when page title contains only Latin characters, but it breaks when it contains Serbian latin characters (č, ć, š,  đ, ž), Serbian Cyrilic (љ, њ, ш, ђ, ж, ч, ћ, џ) and special characters like (").

Problem is caused because my FTP server doesn't allow these characters and changes them to something else (usually to ?). I am using Plesk Panel and for FTP server Plesk is using "ProFTPD 1.3.6rc2 Server", so I am not the only one to face this issue.

Can you please remove special characters from the name or change them to hyphen in names because they can cause problems in software that don't support files that include them?

For non-latin and cyrilic characters could we have the option to transliterate them automatically, e.g. č=c, ć=c, š=s,  đ=dj, ž=z, љ=l, њ=nj, ш=s, ђ=dj, ж=z, ч=c, ћ=c, џ=dz?
Posted:  16 Oct 2018 18:01
Hello,

Thank you for your suggestion. We will include this into the next update.
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Posted:  16 Oct 2018 18:13
One suggestion: the transliteration seems to be a complex task, so we'd prefer a simple urlEncode for these special symbols. What do you think?
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Posted:  21 Oct 2018 16:55   Last Edited By: vojkanbg
Thank you for the fast reply.

Here is an example:
I wanted to make a screenshot of the page:
https://products.office.com/Sr-latn-rs/compare-all-microsoft-offi ...
Link Fireshot created is (it doesn't work):
http://dobarhosting.com/fireshot/FireShot%20Pro%20Screen%20Captur ...

Working link is:
https://dobarhosting.com/fireshot/FireShot%20Pro%20Screen%20Captu ...


Also, all these "%20" make the URL look odd.
I would prefer to replace spaces " " with dashes "-", but removing two or more consecutive dashes, e.g. "--" to "-".
Posted:  21 Oct 2018 17:05   Last Edited By: vojkanbg
Regarding:
Quote:
One suggestion: the transliteration seems to be a complex task, so we'd prefer a simple urlEncode for these special symbols. What do you think?

I would replace all special symbols (e.g. @, #, $, %, ^, &, *,...) to a dash symbol "-".

For non-ASCII letters characters things become more complex.
This is what I recommend for Serbian Latin:
e.g. č=c, ć=c, š=s,  đ=dj, ž=z

This is what I recommend for Serbian Cyrillic:
љ=l, њ=nj, ш=s, ђ=dj, ж=z, ч=c, ћ=c, џ=dz

For other Cyrillic characters try this:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7461406/cyrillic-transliterat ...

For other languages, you can find transliteration here:
https://www.certifiedchinesetranslation.com/openaccess/Complete-O ...
Posted:  03 Dec 2018 18:59
Hi,
Since filename transliteration is a problem, can we have an option to use date and time combination as a name instead?
Even a combination of a random prefix and sequential numbering would be great (e.g. GDFE0000001, LJDS0000002, WIDS0000003,...).

This would also help with shortening URL name which is a nice feature for itself.
Some other tools use just a random set of characters like https://ab.cd/b4cb6da20e38
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