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  • Using Language Specific Special Characters (Mac Only)

    PVA - Jim

    When opening Vectorworks files that contain language specific special characters, you may encounter an "Unrecognized file" error message.


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    Or when saving a Vectorworks file with a special character, you may encounter an "Internal Error".

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    In order to save or open files, that use language specific special characters you need set that the desired language as the top preferred language.


    1. Open System Preferences 


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    2. Navigate to Language & Text and make sure the desired language is at the top of the prefered language list.

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    3. If the language is not available, click Edit List and add the language.

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    4. Finally, exit System Preferences and reboot your machine. You should now be able to open and save files using language specific, special characters.

    Edited by JimW

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