I am running Windows 7. With a Pure installation of Geoserver 2.12.1 (2.12.0 is the same).

Trying to upload local layer with cyrrilic name: Geoserver 2.12.4

Pure installation of Geoserver 2.10.0 (2.11.4 is the same). The similar uploading: enter image description here

First image is showing that geoserver after 2.12 version has troubles with cyrrilic layer's names. Second is showing that if version is under 2.12, problem is gone.

Same data_dir, layers files and pure installations with default settings.

-Dfile.encoding=UTF8 config is useless.

  • Welcome to SE. Could you please expand your question explaining what the two images mean? Image 1, is that what you are currently experiencing, and Image 2 what you are expecting? Have a look at this link it will help you with how to approach asking your question and get the best answers: gis.stackexchange.com/tour Feb 13, 2018 at 13:55
  • did you test the beta of 12 before it was released? looks like a bug that user testing would have revealed
    – Ian Turton
    Feb 13, 2018 at 15:17
  • Nope. It's current stable version. Feb 13, 2018 at 23:02

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I suggest you to open a bug report and provide instructions on how to reproduce with test data. Make it really easy to follow, considering that:

  • There is basically no dev on Window
  • All core devs speak and use western languages only

Hopefully in time the GeoServer community will be blessed with a russian speaking active contributor (or even better, someone fluent in multiple non western scripts!).

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