Special Characters in Folder names

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Dan Sadler

03 Nov, 2012 06:11 PM

Can create Emoji special characters in the title of a folder BUT they do not show in the created folder name unless it is focused for the folder title to be changed.

How come?

  1. 1 Posted by Tom on 06 Nov, 2012 05:13 AM

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    Dan,

    I'm guessing this is because those characters cannot be referenced on an OS level, just like you can't use forward slashes in file names. I could be wrong, but try making a folder with a /, and it will be changed to a : in the actual name of the folder. Emoji icons are probably similar this way.

  2. Tom closed this discussion on 06 Nov, 2012 05:13 AM.

  3. Dan Sadler re-opened this discussion on 06 Nov, 2012 07:28 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Dan Sadler on 06 Nov, 2012 07:28 PM

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    Tom,

    Thanks for the reply. However, if Finder displays Emoji icons Path Finder should certainly be able to do so.

    -dan

    Credo: Living Deliberately, One moment at time.

    On Nov 5, 2012, at 8:12 PM, Tom wrote:

    > From: Tom (Cocoatech Support)
    > Subject: Special Characters in Folder names
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    > Dan,
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    > I'm guessing this is because those characters cannot be referenced on an OS level, just like you can't use forward slashes in file names. I could be wrong, but try making a folder with a **/**, and it will be changed to a **:** in the actual name of the folder. Emoji icons are probably similar this way.
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  5. 3 Posted by Damazio on 06 Nov, 2012 10:07 PM

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    Out of curiosity I tried it and yeah, Path Finder must not be Emoji-aware yet. Emoji characters work in other apps, not just Finder, and even in URLs. I submitted a suggestion ticket.

  6. Tom closed this discussion on 09 Nov, 2012 12:58 AM.

  7. Dragan re-opened this discussion on 11 Jan, 2013 01:56 PM

  8. Support Staff 4 Posted by Dragan on 11 Jan, 2013 01:56 PM

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    Path Finder is able to display Emoji characters on most places, but not in the main file list, where it matters the most (see attached image).

    I'll take a look at what's happening here.

  9. Dragan closed this discussion on 11 Jan, 2013 01:57 PM.

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