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Old 02-27-2018, 08:51 AM   #1
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Default Reaper changed a character from my folder reference

The issue:
I run Reaper through a portable install inside a folder which has in its name the unicode character ┴ (if you're curious, it's in the word "┴udio"), and a lot of my music stuff is in that folder as well. But now Reaper decided that this ┴ is now a ├, and every reference to that folder is now broken. Miraculously Reaper works, but ReaPack, for instance, now breaks, and everything in the recent projects history after the character changed broke as well. Here's the error message Reaper spits out when looking for ReaPack.



How I got it?
I'm sorry I can't tell the exact steps, or whether it's reproductible or not, but I can at least inform you of when I got to this problem.

It was shortly after upgrading my 64-bit portable install on Windows 8.1 from 5.50 (or something like it, I can't recall exactly what was the version when I updated) to the latest 5.76. After that the bug didn't yet happen, but shortly after using it, when launching the program, the filenames got messed up like that.
I tried reinstalling, it didn't solve the issue but it didn't happen again (as in, ruining again the ┴ character). It's likely that it was something I did after updating that triggered the issue, but I have no idea what could that be.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:57 AM   #2
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ReaPack is updated to latest version?
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:56 AM   #3
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ReaPack is updated to latest version?
Now it is! Hooray, that solved that issue somehow (I mean the ReaPack one, recent projects is still plagued). I wonder if I can just re-download ReaPack whenever this sort of thing happens.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:06 AM   #4
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No, there was an issue with Unicode characters in previous versions of ReaPack, one of latest updates fixed it.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:27 AM   #5
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REAPER 5.70 changed the resource path encoding to better support non-latin characters on Windows. All affected extensions had to be updated to support the new encoding. (SWS update still unreleased: https://github.com/reaper-oss/sws/pull/939)

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recent projects is still plagued
Is it '?' characters? If that's your case there is no proper solution for this yet. A side effect of the encoding fixes made REAPER unable write some characters in ini files: https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?p=1927329.

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Old 02-27-2018, 12:40 PM   #6
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Is it '?' characters?
Nope, all I saw was ┴ turning to ├, no ? to speak of.
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Old 03-04-2018, 02:48 AM   #7
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I have an issue on mac, some characters of some plugins are shown as strange characters, I posted about it but no reply.

I saw this an updated reapack but no luck, still the same issue.

Please, any help?
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