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.
You would have to set the whole system to Japanese and run AE in Japanese or indeed rename everything. I'm not awaree of any other solution.
What century are we living in?
The "solution" is to rename every file/folder on your system into a non-Asian character?
Adobe can make software that is practially self-aware, but cannot interpret unicode?