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Old 23 May 2020, 21:35   #1
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Can I use the "bullet" character in the names of dragged files?

I mean the character recreated with "•" on webpages, looks like a nice little bullet point, ASCII I think is U+2022 resulting in "•".

I renamed an Amiga archive just now with the character and it seems to work fine, and the character on Workbench is a little rectangle, so I don't think there'll be a problem - right?

I was told previously that Workbench is fickle about certain ASCII characters that it doesn't like in filenames, so is this OK?
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Old 24 May 2020, 00:23   #2
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Probably, but the real question is why you'd want to use "•" in file / folder names?
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Probably, but the real question is why you'd want to use "•" in file / folder names?
Presentation, purely cosmetic. It looks nicer than a dash, and it seems to work. I think AmigaDOS flags it up as an unrecognised character, anyway, and I'm using RDH0: to refer to the dragged file in any case, it shouldn't affect it.
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Old 24 May 2020, 14:57   #4
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I've decided against the bullet character, as I've gone to big lengths to remove any characters the Amiga might find offensive, and to add the bullet this late would be counter-productive.

Looks like the good old dash "-" will have to suffice.
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Old 24 May 2020, 15:00   #5
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Smart move

You could always use either a "-" or an "_"; I'd imagine that should be enough for separating words in your naming convention.
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I suspect that · (U+007B MIDDLE DOT) would work, but better steer clear of that too.
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Old 24 May 2020, 17:26   #7
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You could always use either a "-" or an "_"; I'd imagine that should be enough for separating words in your naming convention.
Ugh, I despise underscores, they just look so ugly to me.
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Maybe at some point, someone will make an Amiga filesystem with full Unicode support - in that case you might be able to include PETSCII characters in your filenames.
https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2018/182...inals-prop.pdf
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