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    Hi there!

    I’ve just downloaded the pro version of the plugin. But when listing greek named files, then instead of the Greek characters is see diamonds with question marks!!!

    I’ve tried the solution you rpoposed for the turkish characters, but no luck….

    What shall i do?

    Thank you

    Michael Gilkes

    @kstampo. Thanks for posting. Showing language characters is something I’ve been trying to figure out, because what I find is that the same page will show differently on different person’s computers. That is why I included options in the latest version of Easy Folder Listing Pro to reset header chasert to utf-8 and also to add utf-8 charset to the metatag. Have you tried any of these two options?

    Also, is it possible for you to post the webpage with the listing for me and others to check out?


    Thank you for your answer michael.

    The URL is:

    It is not yet on air officially. I’ve tried both your suggestions but no good. Your plg is thw 3rd article in row (I’ve tried 2 other modules…and did some tries in the code as you can see) but no good.

    Tha problem is obvious on the file ???????? kitis mpogdana 20-3-11.mp3

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you for your time


    Michael Gilkes

    @kstampo. I checked out the site. I see exactly what you mean. I have had a couple other persons report the same problem. I have tried to test it out and understand it in the past. From what I can tell, the problem is how the text is encoded. It is a multi-byte encoding and that uses combining characters to represent a character with a special accent. So, instead of representing the language specific character with the accent as a single utf-8 encoding, it splits it into 2 characters: an ascii character and the accent character. However, when PHP gets this and tries to display it in the html page, it does not combine it but show one right after the other. I have tried to use the mb functions in php to fix it, but it doesn’t help. I am inclined to think that the issue is not really php or joomla but the file system represents the filenames. Please have a look at this site for a similar explanation of the problem.

    Although, I suspect that it is a file system issue, I am open to possible solutions, especially since it would be good for my plugin.

    I’m sorry that I don’t have a more definitive answer, but I will keep looking!


    Thanks for your answer, although it is not a problem with combining characters (the actual word behind ????? is καθαρισμος) …

    Does it help?

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