Drag a file into emacs-w32 frame

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Mon Mar 4 21:26:00 GMT 2013

On 3/4/2013 11:24 AM, Arthur Tu wrote:
> Today when i tried to drag a file whose name containing chinese
> characters into emacs, it failed to open.
> Here is the brief review:
> 1. a file with a pure english file name to emacs-32 frame:
>      open successfully.
> 2. a file with chinese characters in its name to emacs-32 frame:
>       error message: "dnd-open-local-file: Can not read
> file:/cygdrive/c/Users/Arthur/Desktop/%20%20%20%20.txt".
>      in fact, i tried several times with different name. the name was
> always decoded as a punch of "20%", even though different chinese
> characters were there.
> 3. the same file with chinese characters in its name to a emacs-nox
> frame(mintty):
>      the file name was pasted into the buffer correctly. chinese
> characters were shown correctly. the file wasn't open. (This is what's
> expected to happen in terminal session.)
> So my question was around the situation 2.
> How did the emacs-w32 handle the dragged file?

The code for handling the file name appears to be in src/w32fns.c.  I 
don't know what the issues are in trying to make it work when the name 
contains Chinese characters.  Daniel?


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