Problems with Windows, Gnome, UTF8 and ISO-8859-1

Roel Schouten roelsch at
Fri Jul 22 18:01:19 UTC 2005


I have some files, which have Danish characters in their names on a Windows XP 
installation. When I zip these files with Winzip, copy them to a USB-key and 
extract them to Ubuntu, the Danish characters are displayed incorrectly in 
both Nautilus and the console.

Changing the default character set in Ubuntu from da_DK.UTF-8 to da_DK 
ISO-8859-1 actually solves the problem. However, I'm afraid that this might 
cause other problems - there must be a reason that Ubuntu uses UTF8.

Any experiences anyone?



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