opening a file that has special characters in the filename


I’m trying to open a file in Excel or any other application via Applescript but the issue I’m running into is when the filename has special characters like International characters below. Is there something special that I need to do to be able to access or open a file with these international characters in the filename?

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Hi martinezezmeral,

Do you have a short example script of how you’re trying to open the file?



I think that if it is an encoding issue of sorts, then you should try to tell application “Finder” to open the file. As it should interpret the names correctly.

Are the filenames generated on your Mac?