'answer (there is a file it)' returns false after selecting a file

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Fri Apr 11 19:35:47 EDT 2008

Hi Mark,

No, this problem has not been fixed on Mac OS X.

This is no reason the give up on a project. You could use AppleScript  
on Mac OS X and shortFilePath() on Windows. Replacing so many routines  
with AppleScript is no fun, but it is possible. On Windows, it is just  
a sight inconvenience.

Has this bug been reported? Which number does it have?

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille


Economy-x-Talk Consulting and Software Engineering

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On 12 apr 2008, at 01:25, Mark E. Powell wrote:
> Had to give up a project a couple months ago that was being derailed  
> by a Rev bug that had no workaround. Was wondering if anyone can  
> tell me if this is fixed in 2.9.  In the message window, I type the  
> following
> answer file "The prompt..."
> answer (there is a file it)
> This returns false if the file name contains certain extended ASCII  
> characters, such as the Czech Ř (R with caron) or Ů (U with ring  
> above) or Polish Ł (L with stroke).
> Can anyone confirm that this bug still exists in 2.9?  It is a deal- 
> breaker.
> Thanks.
> Mark

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