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[REBOL] Re: Bad accent causes problem

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 11-Oct-2003 10:06

> Publishing photos on Internet, I got problems with filename with > accent. For example, a photo named "Ebouriffe.jpg" displays well under > Windows, but give me an "HTTP error 404" under Linux.
Getting universally-acceptable files names takes a little care., for example accepts script contributions whose names are (I think this is the full set of rules): -- made up only of lowercase unaccented letters, hyphens, digits, and periods (".") -- First and last cannot be hyphens or periods -- First cannot be a digit -- Maximum of one period Those rules are a little restricted (no spaces or "$" or "#" etc), but they should stand the test of time.....Though we probably need to think about a maximum file name length. Here's a function to convert accented letters. You might want to edit 'replacements to replace accents with digraphs or other multi-letter combinations. ===== deaccent: func [file-name [file!] /local accents replacements ] [ accents: ["" "" "" "" "" "" ""] replacements: ["a" "e" "e" "i" "o" "u" "c"] lowercase file-name foreach accent accents [replace/all file-name accent pick replacements index? find accents accent] ] ;; func print ["before " f] f: %Ebouriffe--.jpg deaccent f print ["after " f] ===== Sunanda.