These days, being in a lab abroad, one situation I commonly face is handling complex filenames in the terminal. For many european languages, one could in these cases just spend a few moments finding the right accent key on the keyboard, and remember it for later how to type this key. But with the filenames I face here it’s often not appearant how I input a certain letter, or even worse, the filename is a victim of mojibake .
So I ask the planet, what can I do about this? I’d rather not have to reach for the copypasta, and in some cases even that does not help (messed up filename triggers tab-completion/shell bugs). Worst case is having to pull up konq/dolphin and actually gui-rename the file.
Here’s an archive with three weird filenames for your enjoyment.
Solutions in the comments.