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I have a Dropbox folder which I sync between Linux and Windows 10. If I create a file with a special character like ä on Windows it is encoded as UTF16 and displays correctly on Linux. If I create a file with the same character on Linux it is encoded as UTF8 and does not display correctly in the file explorer on windows, but instead as ä.

Can I somehow get Windows file explorer to correctly display UTF8 characters in filenames?

  • Are your Linux locale settings correct? That is, does Dropbox know it is running on a system with foo_BAR.UTF-8 locale and not the default ASCII one? – grawity Feb 9 '17 at 13:10
  • This is a windows problem if the file is shown correctly on Linux. – Rinzwind Feb 10 '17 at 10:43

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