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Request To Use "Special Characters" in Track Titles!

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Request to allow alt code symbols in Track View/Console View track names, like arrows: "▼" (alt+31) & "▲" (alt+30).

They can be typed in but don't remain after saving & closing the project.

Open the saved project and the symbol is replaced with "?"

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10 hours ago, sjoens said:

I know I'm alone on this but...

I was hoping to use alt code symbols in track titles like arrows: "▼" (alt+31) & "▲" (alt+30).

They can be typed in but don't remain after saving & closing the project.

Open the saved project and there's a "?" where the symbol was.

Am I doing something wrong or can we not use special characters?

The problem isn't really within cakewalk but more windows itself.

Windows does not allow certain special characters to be used in file names and once a track is stored within the project folder, files are listed by track names.

I could be slightly wrong here, but i dont think i am.

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To see if I'm reading you right, I just renamed a file on my desktop with "▲" in the name.  It took.  Then I copied the file to another location and it copied it with the special character intact.

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@chuckebaby, Windows 10 recently added a new feature.  Press the Windows key + the period key and a pop-up window opens.  The pop-up window includes a lot of special characters that Windows formally did  not support.  I just tried "∆.txt" and Windows accepted it.

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Characters used in DOS level file management have always been forbidden for general file/folder naming, like  \  /  :  ?  "  <  >  |.

Alt code characters, like "▲" that can be used in file naming should also be usable within Cakewalk. At least I don't see a reason why they couldn't.

Cakewalk track names are not files and all the forbidden symbols above can be used there.

In my case, Cakewalk is replacing the symbol "▲" with a "?" (a forbidden character).

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