Strip Unicode from file names

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Strip Unicode from file names

Postby renamingFILES » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:13 pm

Unicode is incompatible with a number of applications, especially older applications, and I can't imagine a reasonable excuse for using it in computer file names, if for no other reason than common sense compatibility.

I run into problems with Unicode when working with music files fairly often, as some people absentmindedly tag file names with it. The only way I know to fix the issue is to copy-paste offending filenames into Windows Notepad; save that file to strip Unicode out; exit and reload the file; and copy-paste the clean file names over the old ones. This sucks.

Could Bulk Rename Utility have an option to strip Unicode out of file names?
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Re: Strip Unicode from file names

Postby Luuk » Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:38 am

Im also get many problems with the unicodes! This to destroy them all, first to put checkmark in "v2" for the RegEx(1), then to put this inside for "Match" ...
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[^\x20-\x7F]+/g
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