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I have a fresh install of Twiki and are now trying to set it up the way I want it. One of the first things I tried to get to work was internationalisation.

I read the documentation, and then went ahead. The server is running on an intranet and is going to contain documents in Danish, so I wanted to enable I18N. I enabled UserInterfaceInternationalisation, switched on Danish, changed {Site}{Locale} and {Site}{CharSet} to da_DK.ISO8859-1 and set {Site}{Lang} and {Site}{FullLang} to da-DK.

It took some testing to make it work, but now the interface is in Danish. I then went on to try and create a topic with a Danish character in its name, but then I got this error that I can figure out. It says:

TWiki detected an internal error - please check your TWiki logs and webserver logs for more information. RCS: failed to create file pathÆ.lease: Invalid argument

I can create topics with Danish characters without problems. Twiki's error log says this:

| 10 Apr 2007 - 13:58 | RCS: failed to create file /[pathtotwiki]/twiki/data/Main/TestÆ.lease: Invalid argument at /[pathtotwiki]/twiki/lib/TWiki/Store/RcsFile.pm line 755.

I don't know where I did something wrong, but it must be me, because I can see that it should work.


TWiki version: TWikiRelease04x01x02
TWiki plugins: DefaultPlugin, EmptyPlugin, InterwikiPlugin
Server OS: Mac OS X 10.4.9 Server
Web server: Apache/1.3.33 (Darwin)
Perl version: 5.8.6
Client OS: Mac OS X 10.4.9
Web Browser: Safari 2.0.4, Firefox
Categories: Internationalisation

-- ReneFrejNielsen - 10 Apr 2007


ALERT! If you answer a question - or someone answered one of your questions - please remember to edit the page and set the status to answered. The status selector is below the edit box.

There are some conflicting documents in the Codev web for internationalization. The most up to date doc is InstallationWithI18N. See also other InternationalizationSupplement.

-- PeterThoeny - 12 May 2007

I had the same error with de_DE.ISO8859-15 on MacOSX. I wrote a small perl script and was able to confirm, that (at least on MacOSX) you are not able to create a file or directory on the filesystem itself with special characters from this locale. 'de_DE.UTF8' though worked fine for topics, but not for new webs (as twiki complaint about an illegal name).

-- StefanRadomski - 18 Jul 2007

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