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Certain Arabic filenames cause OS X problems System
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If you are upgrading from OS 9.2.2 to OS X 10.2, and you have files with Arabic names, every file which has the Arabic letter Hamzah in its name will not be editable. You will see these files when you navigate with the OS X Finder, but you can not open them either with TextEdit nor, strangely, with Nisus under Classis mode. Also you will not be able to copy them, rename theme or even delete them.

Solution: Don't panic, the files are there. You have to boot from OS 9 and there you need to rename them so that the letter Hamzah should not be used. I think it is because the font Lucida doesn't translate this letter correctly.

[Editor's note: Can anyone confirm this glitch?]
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Another reason...
Authored by: Chris Haynes on Dec 06, '02 12:19:58PM

...why Apple should allow limited theming I guess. Or at least just allow us to change the system font.

Could you submit this to Apple as feedback please ( I just have, but it'd be great if more people did.

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Thank God of OS9-bootable Mac
Authored by: sebastienb on Dec 06, '02 02:52:13PM

I don't understand Apple's (Steve's ?) stupid logic of only booting machines in OS X come January when it is *blantantly clear* that X is not yet 100% complete.

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Thank God of OS9-bootable Mac
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Dec 07, '02 04:38:24PM

Apple simply doesn't want to commit any more resources to OS 9, and would have to continue have to update drivers and such in OS 9 to stay compatible with the latest hardware.

Classic, on the other hand, does not talk directly to the hardware, but instead is routed through OS X and the Mach kernel.

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