I have a couple of PHP applications actually running on Windows 2003 Server. As they are actually using PHP, Mysql and even Apache on Windows, the project is to move them to a new Linux server (Debian based).
But I got a problem with files uploaded by the users when 'special characters' (non-ASCII files, like éèàç) are used for file names (which is regular in French).
For example the file "accusé réception.pdf" is stored like:
$ ls accus? r?ception.pdf
It seems there is no problem when I upload a new file on the Linux server: the file will be named like that on the fs but the application can find it. The problem is with the content migrated, the file is available but the application can't find it!
I wonder where the problem can come from:
- filesystem table of characters/encoding, I think it comes from here
- the php code of the applications itself, it would be a problem as I can't change it. I can file bug requests but I'm not sure when they'll be fixed.
- another problem
And above all I need to find a way to fix that. As it only happens with migrated data, I could write a script or tune my fs/php/whatever to solve it when putting these applications in production on the Linux server.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Note: when the application can't find a file, my Apache logs are filled with 'readdir() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in ...' errors