This issue has been asked quite a lot (e.g q1, q2), but is still far from solved , at least in Ubuntu 20.04 with the default zip tools (zip, file-roller).

The zip files are created in Windows, and in my case using Hebrew encoding for the filenames.

Following this advice I was able to correctly extract the correct filenames with the far2l utility (built from source).

There has to be a better way for default filename handling of Windows based zip archives.

Any suggestions for a system oriented solution to this nagging issue

  • Try fixing Windows? Commented Jun 10, 2021 at 16:44
  • Can't say that Windows need "fixing". If you could'nt open a word or excel document in libreoffice you would'nt suggest to "fix" Microsoft office....
    – inq
    Commented Jun 13, 2021 at 1:17


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