desktop entries & UTF-8 links
thiago at kde.org
Wed Sep 14 03:36:48 EEST 2005
Christian Persch wrote:
>the desktop entry spec
>0.9.4.html#recognized-keys] says that a .desktop file of type Type=Link
> contains the linked URL in the "URL" field, which is specified to be of
> type "string". So it can only contain ASCII characters.
>FWIW, Nautilus already creates .desktop files with UTF-8 in the URL
>field if you drag an IDN link [http://äöüss.net/] from a web browser to
>the nautilus desktop. And in fact in this situation UTF-8 is necessary;
>since when the hostname is URL-escaped instead, gecko cannot load it.
>The type should be changed to "localestring".
No. Nautilus should generate URLs in their ACE form so that older
applications (that are not IDN capable) can access the site.
In your example, the .desktop file should have been pointing to
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