I'm trying to download an entire website using wget and this is the command I use:

wget --recursive --no-clobber --page-requisites --convert-links --domains example.com --no-parent  http://www.example.com/en/

It's working just fine but there is one problem. There files (mainly images) that their name contains Chinese characters like this:


After downloading the file has been save with this name:


And it's addressed in the html page like this and therefore issuing a 404 error:


I wonder how can I prevent this inconsistency?!

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I fought with this today as well.

In my case the problem was with German letters like ä,ö,ü

I fixed it by setting all my language settings to UTF-8.

You can see a tutorial here:


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