CSDT export: multi-byte characters converted into question marks (Doc ID 1448713.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Sites - Version 7.6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When the CSDT exports sites on Linux, it converts UTF-8 multi-byte characters to "?" when it generates the asset file names.

This causes two problems:

1. "?" is an illegal character on Windows, making it impossible to check out those sites from the source repository on Windows.

2. If assets refer to other assets by name (specifically, assets that are linked to image assets), the file name is encoded as UTF-8 in the dependent file, but the file names of the image assets have the converted "?" character.
During import, the CSDT fails to find the dependencies.

Cause

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