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I was wondering if anyone knew of any software that would allow me to rename files containing characters like ...
2nd February 2009, 10:39 AM #1
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I was wondering if anyone knew of any software that would allow me to rename files containing characters like Σ Ω Λ etc. Pupils have been naming files using these symbols and it is causing problems!
2nd February 2009, 11:56 AM #2
I just tried to add and remove those characters using Renamer, and it worked.
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Heebeejeebee (3rd February 2009), robinm (2nd February 2009)
2nd February 2009, 12:45 PM #3
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Excellent! I'd tried quite a few and they didn't support unicode but this one works Thanks
2nd February 2009, 09:24 PM #4
I use this: http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/
It works well, you can use it to rename files using "Regular" expressions, as specified here: Regular-Expressions.info - Regex Tutorial, Examples and Reference - Regexp Patterns it says it does Unicode, although I've never used it.
2nd February 2009, 09:29 PM #5
not sure if its possible - but couldnt you just disable both ALT keys on the keyboard and dis allow the use of the windows character utility ?
Not sure if they use either or both in languages ie in german etc ?
3rd February 2009, 10:12 AM #6
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I might take a look at this, but having seen regular expressions before I don't fancy the headache
Originally Posted by User3204
I think they might use alt for some French characters, but I think some of them use websites to translate english characters into other characters and they just paste it as the filename. I came across the following: Σ Ω Λ Ч ➁ Я я н α ρ т ¢ and a few others I forgot to copy down!
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
Haha, but if you can't search for files with unicode characters how can you find them? Given there are 300,000 files I don't really want to search manually :P Luckily Renamer worked for me so I could just replace the offending characters.
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