Special Characters in File Names


I’ve been running into this minor issue from time to time. Whenever I try to import a file with a name containing special characters, like “ö” for example, Notch refuses to import the file. This also applies if the file is in a structure containing special charachters.

It’s not an issue most of the time, but today it had me scratching my head for a long time. While trying to import a file within a deep file structure where there is a single “é” in the structure. This made Notch refuse my file, and while I can understand to some degree why it doesnt work with the swedish characters that I use, the “é” really threw me off. It would seem like a character used in English from time to time, right?

Anyway, is this something that would be easy to fix?

Notch Builder is currently reliant on ASCII characters, so doesn’t support unicode characters in file names - it’s something we are solving in the next major release.

Slight tangent, but é is not used in standard English. It occasionally appears in loan words (e.g résumé), but they are just words we’ve stolen from other languages.

– Ryan

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