2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 18, 2012 11:17 AM by horibenny2000

    "Could not convert Unicode characters" error

    Lustege Level 1

      Hello everyone,


      I have been facing this annoying issue. As I try to import my files into a project, this error pops out:


      “Could not convert Unicode characters”


      I had to do some trials before realizing it was because the file I wanted to import are stored in filepaths which include Unicode characters (in this case it is Japanese characters). I could easily solve it by changing all the paths: i.e. moving all the imports somewhere else, or changing all the filenames and directory names. Now, for the filenames it's not that much of a problem. But changing the whole directory names would be an hassle, since I've always kept them organized this way and other softwares are depending on those filepaths (such as FCP).


      I found this solution: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/495/cpsid_49514.html but as a matter of fact it doesn't work in my case. I guess it would work only if the problem was on AE launch (such as storing AE on a Unicode named HD, I suppose).


      I'm running on AE CS 5 on MAC OS X 10.6.3


      If anybody is aware of any solution, I would be grateful.