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Input filenames containing non-ANSI characters?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:49 am
by DFH
TextPipe replaces each non-ANSI character of the input filename by U+FFFD REPLACEMENT CHARACTER.

This is most undesireable, especially for non-Roman scripts.

But even for accented ASCII letters it does this, so it's a critical limitation on it's capabilities.

Example: Input file:

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04  Nivero├╣ Numbers.doc
became output file

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04  Nivero´┐Ż Numbers.txt
Is there even a suggested workaround?

David

Re: Input filenames containing non-ANSI characters?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:51 pm
by DataMystic Support
Hi David,

Is this with 10.7.2? We have worked to progressively remove any such limitations, so if you can provide an example of where it still lurks, we will take care of it.

Thanks,

Simon

Re: Input filenames containing non-ANSI characters?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:15 pm
by DFH
Given the date I wrote the above, it's almost certainly 10.7.2

David

Re: Input filenames containing non-ANSI characters?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:30 pm
by DataMystic Support
Can you please provide a sample filter?

Re: Input filenames containing non-ANSI characters?

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:21 am
by DFH
There's nothing special about my filter.

It only needs an input filename with (eg) accented letters to test it.

Any filter would do, even a null filter where the only change is to the output file extension.

And I'm sure that you can easily rename any suitable input file so that in Windows the filename contains an accented letter or two.

David