Like bug reported in http://drupal.org/node/755578, attachments private downloads in Internet Explorer fails to show and save the correct filename when this filename uses UTF-8 characters. I solve this issue with similar code show in the previous report:

Changing line 195 and 196 in filefield.module:
$name = mime_header_encode($file->filename);
$type = mime_header_encode($file->filemime);

to:
if ( eregi("MSIE", getenv( "HTTP_USER_AGENT" )) || eregi("Internet Explorer", getenv("HTTP_USER_AGENT" ))) {
$name = mb_convert_encoding($file->filename,"ISO-8859-1","UTF-8") ;
$type = mb_convert_encoding($file->filemime,"ISO-8859-1","UTF-8") ;
}
else {
$name = mime_header_encode($file->filename);
$type = mime_header_encode($file->filemime);
}

Comments

quicksketch’s picture

I'd strongly suggest you avoid the problem entirely by installing Transliteration.

alambike’s picture

Thanks for the advice but it's too late for me! Our site has hundreds of files with UTF-8 filenames and I can't change this. Maybe some day IE fixes this bug (XD), but while this works for me. Anyway us-ascii does not fit all.

quicksketch’s picture

Status:Active» Postponed

I'm moving this issue to postponed as it seems a little obscure. I'd love some additional feedback on the approach used here, because I can't seem to find very much instruction about how to properly handle this (other than the other issue alambike linked to already). As I don't use IE regularly and I always use Transliteration, this particular problem is not one that I run across.

quicksketch’s picture

Status:Postponed» Closed (won't fix)

Well a year later, I'm still not interested in implementing this. Moving to won't fix.