Last modified: 2010-05-15 15:34:02 UTC
It is not possible to upload a jpg file if the filename contains the letter "ş"
(common in Turkish and Kurdish). Problems can be circumented easily by renaming
the file, but it's nevertheless a bug.
The letter "ş" or "Ş" respectively has caused problems in page titles before,
but they were all solved. This letter freqently causes encoding problems.
Can you please give some more information?
* Which wiki are you experiencing the problem on? For instance, does this problem happen on the Turkish
Wikipedia, or only on the English Wikipedia? Or are you on some other site altogether? If so how is it configured?
For Unicode or Latin-1? A Latin-1 wiki such as the English Wikipedia would most likely reject such a filename due
to lack of support for this character.
* Which web browsers have you tested? Does this problem occur only with Internet Explorer, for instance, or does
it happen with other browsers as well? What versions?
Maybe false alarm. The error only happens with Firefox 1.0, not with IE6 or
Opera 7.54, so it may be a Firefox-related problem.
I could reproduce the error on ku: and de:, both utf-8 wikis. I tried three
file names to single out the problem. The file names were "nexşeya.jpg",
"aş_tr.jpg" and "aş.jpg". I have uploaded lots of pictures on ku: and never
experienced a problem before.
Erdal, can you retry uploading such file ? That should be fine now
as we moved everything to utf-8 with 1.5.
Feel free to reopen the bug if it still happen.
Well, on ku (Kurdish) it still does not work. A testfile named ŞşŞ.png is being
renamed to SsS.png and declared empty. The error message is:
The file you uploaded seems to be empty. This might be due to a typo in the file
name. Please check whether you really want to upload this file.
To change the filename in the upload form manually doesn't help.
It also does not work on de.wikipedia.org. The bug is still there. It appears
before the actual uploading, just when the file is selected. The ş is then
changed into s, and of course the file cannot be found.
This is a Firefox/Mozilla bug:
It's been fixed in development, and seems to work ok with current
nightly builds of Firefox. I'm afraid there's not much we can do on our
end about the existing buggy versions, though; you'll have to either use
an experimental build or another browser like Opera or IE to upload such
(You might want to put a notice into the upload directions for your
Since the root cause is fixed upstream I'm going to mark this FIXED.