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UTF-8 problem when saving a topic from CLI

When I try to save a topic from CLI with the following command for example:

./save -text "à l'école des loisirs" -topic TestTopic

The resulting topic is misrendered like this

à l'école des loisirs

I tried different configuration, with locale, without, from freshinstall. The result is the same. I was unable to have the french accent correctly rendered. The server's locale is fr_FR.UTF-8. The file is correctly saved on the filesystem in UTF-8

file ../data/Sandbox/TestTopic.txt
../data/Sandbox/TestTopic.txt: UTF-8 Unicode text

The server's locale configuration


All works fine with from within the browser, no accent problem. This only occurs from cli.

Thanks in advance

-- JeanPhilippeRutault - 04 Jan 2017

The perl interpreter needs to be told that the command line arguments are utf-8 encoded. Unfortunately we missed this from our documentation - though it is mentioned in the "Tips" section in System.CommandAndCGIScripts#A_61upload_61.

Try running =perl -CA ./save -text "à l'école des loisirs" -topic TestTopic = which will tell perl that all command line arguments are expected to be utf-8 encoded. This would apply if the topic name was utf-8 as well.

See for more details on the CLI options for the perl interpreter.

-- GeorgeClark - 04 Jan 2017

It works. Thanks for the quick answer.

-- JeanPhilippeRutault - 04 Jan 2017

I've updated the documentation for the next release to clarify this. See distro:6e1c5cdc9687 (The doc in the commit uses HTML entities so that it can be used on systems with a non-utf8 store. We cannot ship utf-8 characters in our published docs).

-- GeorgeClark - 04 Jan 2017

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Subject Configuration, Issue in browser
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