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[Q] Extended ASCII chars in filename -- disadvantage?   [Q]

By: Leonard R. Miller     Locust Bayou, Arkansas  
Date: Jan 13,2019 at 18:49
In Response to: [Q] Extended ASCII chars in filename -- disadvantage? (Laurent Duchastel)

> > Using LibreOffice Writer under Windows 10 I'm thinking of
> > constructing a filename using characters like 179 │, or 221 ▌ as
> > visual word separators. [depress Alt numpad 221 release]
> >
> > Such as alligator ▌ reptile.ods
> > or
> > like alligator▌reptile.odt
> >
> > Any downsides that you see?
> > Len
>
> It might not be read or even allowed with some programs, cloud
> plateform, or with different OS.
>
> See for instance:
> https://support.office.com/en-us/article...5-b3d2-eb39e07630fa#invalidcharacters
>
> Milage vary.

Yes, I created a PDF doc from my Writer doc. It automatically gets saved to the cloud (my Google Drive storage). I could access it using my Windows machine but could not access using my Android S8 phone.

Thanks, Laurent, for saving me heartache.
Len

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