I have set clean urls and Boost work great with latin urls like www.mysite.com/yes-this-works.

But when the url have non-latin words like www.mysite.com/μπου-χου this fails.

Any way to solve this?

From my Plesk i see the page name correct but from filezilla the greek characters show εÏικοινÏνία_.html like this.

Drupal 7

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I suspect your host is not using UTF-8 for their filesystem (rather rare these days, for example, in the early 2000, I've seen hosts using ISO-8857-7 or CP-1253 encodings for their files, because that's what Microsoft Windows did). Alternatively, Plesk or FileZilla is not using UTF-8, but that would only be a problem displaying the file names and Boost should work.

If it is because of the filesystem of your host, you could try to forward-port this old patch from 6.x-1.x which would convert with iconv the filename before saving it to disk: https://www.drupal.org/node/797136

To detect the encoding used on the filesystem, type the command "locale". It should display:


If it display anything else than utf8, such as iso8859-xx or cp-xxxx, that would probably be the source of the problem (and will require patching Boost).

Boost does store on disk the filename unescaped, e.g. it stores it in unicode, not by escaping the characters (ex: %CE%BC%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%85).

Here is a test using Greek, Cyrillic and Latin accents: https://www.bidon.ca/fr/μπου-χου-добър-ден-éàĉç

  • Thank you for your answer this is a old question that i have forgot it. As it turn out the problem was the Litespeed server (configuration problem). I contact my hosting company and they solved it. Oct 20, 2014 at 7:04

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