Folder name issue with Layout

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“The name /1803 Carrier | PRMI/Plans d’atelier/PRMI_C0.layout cannot be used. Use another name, without punctuation marks.”

Layout won’t deal with certain “punctuation” characters in folder names. Other apps, including Sketchup, are not affected at all.
Why? It’s very annoying.

This is not directly Layout’s fault.
There are several characters that are NOT allowed in folder paths - by the OS.
One can be |
You have that - I am surprised that you got this far…

The following are the reserved characters in Windows:
< (less than)
> (greater than)
: (colon)
" (double quote)
/ (forward slash)
\ (backslash)
| (vertical bar or pipe)
? (question mark)
* (asterisk)

On MAC OSX it’s much the same - although its core Unix does allow a | symbol etc.
MAC guidance lists the following symbols that should be avoided…
/\: and . , { } ( ) ! ; " ’ * ? < > |
Although some will still work in MAC or Windows, some of them are never compatible with Windows - e.g. |
I guess that for compatibility between different OSs Layout uses the worse case list - including the | symbol.

It’s good practice on any OS to avoid using potentially incompatible characters - especially if you might exchange files with other OS users…


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