Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5085 closed Bug (duplicate)

settings.json doesnt like french characters, getting bigger and bigger

Reported by: nodiscc Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.52
Severity: Major Keywords: settings crash
Cc: nodiscc@…


Forwarded from (see - transmission-gtk: Crashes when opening preferences for previous reference)

Package: transmission Version: 2.52-3 Severity: important

This bug is related to the previous one I opened some time ago (#671029) Finally, I managed to get the problem another time : the file settings.json is now 92Mio. It is available at

If you open it, you will see there are only ~110 lines. But some old settings were using the folder "Téléchargements" (Downloads). é character is written "\u00c3\u0083\u00c2\u0083\u00c3\u0082..." in the file, and it seems like each time it is opened/saved, the number of "\u00c3\u0083\u00c2\u0083\u00c3\u0082..." is like multiplied by 2.

Thanks for investigating this

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by livings124

  • Version changed from 2.52+ to 2.52

Is this repeatable with Transmission 2.71?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by rb07

This was corrected in version 2.70 for Transmission-Qt, which you reported in ticket #4759. If this is a similar problem with Transmission-GTK then you should state the component as such (and then its a different issue).

See ticket #4760 for the Qt client fix.

Since there was 2 similar reports, #4759 never got closed, but the problem with foreign characters is fixed.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed
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