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 Subject: Accents in Blender

Pol opened this issue on Dec 26, 2012 · 5 posts

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  Pol () ( posted at 3:19PM Wed, 26 December 2012 

Hi guys,

I'm on Window 7 - 64 bit and I didn't install any new font/character.

When I typed in Blender 2.65 and Gimp 2.8, Alt+133 to get an , it didn't work.

I'm also using Lightwave, Vue d'Esprit and Photoshop and when I do the same thing, they work...! Same with other software.

I think is something to do with Blender and Gimp not my character settings on my machine.

Could you please try with Blender and Gimp for me.

Do not use the numbers on top of your keyboard but on the right.

As you can see here it's working here so why not in Blender and Gimp?

Thanks


  Warlock279 () ( posted at 12:11AM Thu, 03 January 2013  · @4027016

Ya, it appears neither supports alt codes or special characters. I knew about GIMP not supporting them, its long frustrated me that I couldn't use "" and "" etc in GIMP. Blender not supporting them is new to me tho.

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  Warlock279 () ( posted at 12:35AM Thu, 03 January 2013 · edited on 12:39AM Thu, 03 January 2013 · @4027020

Double post here, thanks to an absurdly short time period for editing a post...

Decided to putter around with this a little more, on an interesting side note, when trying to import an object [in LWO format], which contains an "" in the file name I receieve the error code...

"UnicodeDecoderError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xb2 in position 28: unexpected ed code byte"

...however if I remove the "" from the file name, I can successfully import the LWO, which has a layer named using the "" symbol, and it is correctly displayed in Blender's Outliner. So it appears while Blender may not support alt codes, it does at least support unicode characters.

Little more testing, and I've found you can copy and paste accented characters into Blender's Outliner without issue it appears. First I tried Windows "Special Character Map" function, and that worked, then I tried copying the accented characters from your post, and pasting them, that appears to work as well. So at the very least you should be able to copy and paste accented characters into Blender.

Just tested this with GIMP's text tool, and pasting already typed text using accented characters and my squared symbol works. Looks like we just need to type our text containing special characters in WordPad or something first, then copy and past into Blender/GIMP. Wow, wish I'd have figured this out about 5 years ago.

[NOTE] I did not try saving a .blend with those characters after pasting them so I don't know what affects it might have on your saving/loading. I'd test that carefully before risking mucking up a scene.

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  Pol () ( posted at 3:46AM Thu, 03 January 2013  · @4027038

Quote - [NOTE] I did not try saving a .blend with those characters after pasting them so I don't know what affects it might have on your saving/loading. I'd test that carefully before risking mucking up a scene.

Thanks for your reply, I must try this as soon asI return home. Many thanks.


  unbroken-fighter () ( posted at 4:48AM Thu, 03 January 2013  · @4027045

no current or past versions of blender have been made to accept anything other than standard english texts

the local accents are not applied in the file names for saves within the native programming languages

while blender does use metric measurements it uses standard english symbols as its basis

most softwares are the same mainly the free ones


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