Broken preview for files with non-ascii letters in path

Steps to reproduce

  • Add an image attachment
  • Rename attachment with non-ascii characters, for example “Felicità”

Expected result

Working image preview

Actual result

Broken image icon and filename.
In console: Failed to load resource: net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND
request url: … /snap/obsidian/x1/.config/obsidian/Obsidian%20Sandbox/Felicit%C3%A0.jpg


  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.1.9
    Installer version: v1.1.9
    Operating system: #64-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 5 11:43:13 UTC 2023 5.15.0-58-generic
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 1
    Plugins enabled: 0


Additional information

This problem is apparent when using “Custom attachment location” plugin because assets are saved in directories under note name, and if it contain non-ascii characters it breaks all note attachments.

I could not reproduce this on macOS:

I wonder if it’s an issue with Ubuntu’s file system? How well does Ubuntu work with non-ASCII characters normally?

I’m using ext4 and never had any problems with filesystem. Standard directories like Downloads, Pictures, Music are localized and used extensively.

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