How to display Chinese characters

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  1. Posts : 4
    Win10 x64 (Win7x64 until recently)
    Thread Starter

    The previous file name was as shown from the @ onwards, I simply had Google Translate give me the Mandarin characters for the existing name (excluding the @), in 3 lines for clarity, and copied and pasted them, prepended them to the existing name. As this was done on the Desktop the absolute filename would be C:\Users\(username)\etc -- but the error message wasn't that the filename was too long.

    ___O K !!! Issue solved !!!___

    (well, enough for now) -- when I had Google Translate translate the filename into Mandarin, I had it do that in 3 separate lines (as otherwise GT changed the word order), and copied and pasted the three lines, as three lines, into the filename (see the pic). Just now, it occurred to me maybe it was in the hidden control characters separating the lines (in GT), that was maybe the issue, so deleted the spaces after each line, so the Mandarin reads as one long line contiguous with the symbol and English part of the filename, and hey presto! Bob's Your Uncle! everything's ok, multilingual filename now OK !
    __Only problem remaining for dissection, if anyone is interested, is that while the cursor moved from left to right for most of the Mandarin characters, when I was deleting the spaces, but for the very last character, Guo (of Zhong Guo = the Chinese name for China) the cursor would only move from right to left, so the last space before the @ couldn't be deleted. ??? Solved here by simply deleting that last character AND the space, and re-copying and pasting from GT just that last character. But that's purely academic, my issue is solved, and I hope this helps anyone else with similar mysterious problems -- consider the possibility of hidden control characters (such as Word/Word Perfect only lets you see if you select to show them from the appropriate sub-menu etc) if the characters are taken from a third party app, such as GT in this instance.
    So, thanks! :) @dalchina, for your time and thoughts (and tips!!) Cheers!
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  2. Posts : 34,896
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Good- that's why I asked for the string to be uploaded as an attachment, in case there was anything hidden.

    Enjoy your Chinese studies.. and some music too..
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