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File name written with Multi-byte code

File name written with Multi-byte code

seizo
Helpful | Level 6
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At first, this writing contains multi-byte charactors.
So, you might unable to read some charactors correctly.


Let's see.
I'm trying to get the file-list from my Dropbox using Dropbox API.
The endpoint that I use is .....
https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/files/list_folder

And there are two files in my Dropbox.
They are ....
----------------------
u3042u3044u3046.txt
あいう.txt
----------------------
(The second one contains multi-byte charactors.)


On this condition, the JASON that I've got from the API is this below.
-----------------------------------------
{
id : id:********111,
name : u3042u3044u3046.txt,
path_lower : /u3042u3044u3046.txt ,
path_display : /u3042u3044u3046.txt ,
............
},
{
id : id:********222,
name : u3042u3044u3046.txt,
path_lower : /u3042u3044u3046.txt ,
path_display : /u3042u3044u3046.txt ,
............
},
-----------------------------------------
(the data is the same except for "id".)

 

So my question is .....
"How can I distinguish these two files?"


I think the API seems to convert every multi-byte charactor to "u????" style.
If so, it is difficult to distinguish two files like them above.

Does anyone have solutions?
I need help. 🙂

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff
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How are you printing this output? The API itself should be be returning valid escaped unicode characters where applicable. I just tried it myself using the filenames you supplied, and I'm seeing these pieces of raw output, for the respective file names (using curl):

 

"name": "u3042u3044u3046.txt"
"name": "\u3042\u3044\u3046.txt"

The first one is the plain text file name, and the second is the encoded unicode file name.

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seizo
Helpful | Level 6
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I've found a wrong process in my program.
The process has been removing escape codes "\" from the data.

I appreciate you for the kind advice.   <(_ _)>

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff
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How are you printing this output? The API itself should be be returning valid escaped unicode characters where applicable. I just tried it myself using the filenames you supplied, and I'm seeing these pieces of raw output, for the respective file names (using curl):

 

"name": "u3042u3044u3046.txt"
"name": "\u3042\u3044\u3046.txt"

The first one is the plain text file name, and the second is the encoded unicode file name.

seizo
Helpful | Level 6
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I've found a wrong process in my program.
The process has been removing escape codes "\" from the data.

I appreciate you for the kind advice.   <(_ _)>

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