Skip to content
New issue

Have a question about this project? Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community.

By clicking “Sign up for GitHub”, you agree to our terms of service and privacy statement. We’ll occasionally send you account related emails.

Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account

Removal of Config Option 'Allow special characters in filenames for uploads' #19

Chraneco opened this issue May 13, 2015 · 1 comment


Copy link

@Chraneco Chraneco commented May 13, 2015

If this option is set to 'No' users are not allowed to upload files called 'Größe.jpg' or with any other special character in the file name.

Most people have this option set to 'Yes' because JoomGallery takes care of the necessary replacements in order to create a filesystem-safe file name.

Additionally, with another option in the configuration manager administrators can specify the replacements done for the file names.

Thus, it makes sense to just always allow the upload of files with special characters and therefore remove this option from the configuration manager.

If somebody has a valid reason not to remove this option, please post here. Otherwise this option will be removed with version 4.0 of JoomGallery.

@Chraneco Chraneco added this to the v4.0.0 milestone May 13, 2015
Copy link

@DaringDreams DaringDreams commented May 21, 2015

Glad to hear that it will be defaulted on if the option is removed. The only minor reason I could think of for having the feature is if someone is not using UTF-8 for their encoding. This would only apply to community sites. But with a community site it makes more sense to allow for their native characters to shine. My vote is to have the option removed.

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment
Linked pull requests

Successfully merging a pull request may close this issue.

None yet
2 participants
You can’t perform that action at this time.