The Mac OS 9 Finder uses Apple-specific Mac OS character sets (such as MacRoman or MacJapanese) to enter and display file names. The Mac OS X Finder uses a worldwide standard character encoding, named Unicode, to enter and display file names. Mac OS 9 converts file names to Unicode for storage on Mac OS Extended volumes, but when the encoding differs from the system default (for example, a Japanese file name on an English system or vice versa) the conversion to Unicode can be incorrect. As a result, the file name may not display as expected. The Mac OS X File Name Encoding Repair utility will correct many of the common cases of incorrect conversion.
What's new in version 1.0
ReleaseAugust 25, 2008
Date AddedFebruary 26, 2003
Operating SystemsMacintosh, Mac OS X 10.1, Mac OS X 10.2