View Full Version : Unicode support?

08-22-2009, 03:06 PM

I started using Download Studio several days ago, and I like it very much! Everything works perfectly except the only one thing (which prevents me from buying the software :()... It seems that the program doesn't properly handle URL/Filenames containing unicode characters (in UTF-8).

Here is a detailed example. Any major browser (Opera, FF, Chrome etc) are able to handle the following URLs (the first one is in Russian, second - Japanese):
1. http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Международный_фонетический_алфавит
2. http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/日本語

Here is the screenshot from Opera:

The URLs are encoded in UTF-8 (the only proper encoding for the web pages and URLs).

But when I paste the URLs into the DownloadStudio - it breaks the strings:

And even "percent-escaped" UTF-8 URLs are transformed into abracadabra (it seems that DownloadStudio uses the current system locale, but for such escapes it should use only UTF-8, according to the RFC).

I don't know, maybe the fix is already in the TODO list (haven't found a similar topic on the forum), but it would be great if DownloadStudio can support unicode. I'm sure many people from all over the world will thank you for that! :)

Best regards,

08-24-2009, 07:24 AM
In the current version (5.1) of downloadstudio can only display characters for the languages you have installed on your machine.

We are releasing a new version of downloadstudio (5.2) soon which has been developed as a unicode application.

We anticipate a release of 5.2 in a couple of months time.

08-24-2009, 12:54 PM
Ok, got it, thanks! Looking forward to the update then.