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Subject: Re: unicode / flash renamer

Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:15:03 +0200


Unfortunately Flash Renamer is written in vb6 that does not support unicode, and since M$ does not update it anymore it's impossible to fix unless I re-write the entire program in another language, which I don't really have the time to do. This sucks... :-(

// Dan

Dennis wrote:
> I tried Flash Renamer a few years ago and I really liked it, except for one thing. It gets stuck whenever it encounters a file name with Ė Chinese characters for example.
> I have quite a few files with Cyrillic and other non latin characters (even some Chinese) and itís a show stopper when I have to push Ďyesí to continue a couple of hundred times to get through a rename batch.
> While I donít often rename these files Ė or at least the non-latin portions of these files Ė it still keeps me from doing what I want. On the other hand, many of my friends do natively use Cyrillic and the Chinese market is just huge nowdays.
> I realize this is not a simple fix. Delphi only recently really started supporting Unicode (I donít know if you wrote it in Delphi, but some things in the interface remind me of older versions of Delphi). DotNet on the otherhand supports Unicode well, but still in a program such as Flash Renamer there are a lot of things to consider to support non-latin languages well (not to forget right-left languages. I use them sometimes too. Then theres Mongolian or Kalmuk[top-bottom]).
> The problem is Ė other than that Flash Renamer is just the easiest batch renamer Iíve found Ė And Iíve been looking. I was hoping yesterday when I downloaded it again that this issue had been addressed, but it hasnít. Itís a real bummer. I could really use it.
> Iíd like to see an explorer like tree structure with network support for the directories and files too. That would be easier to implement but itís not a show stopper for me like the Unicode issue.
> Hope to register in version 7.
> Dennis
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