(this includes EASCII)
.gcode files with non-ASCII characters
I know of no firmware on a printer that can handle files that have characters not present in the set of 95 non-control American Standard Code for Information Interchange characters by default. Marlin, for example, can't process the characters
€ as these all are missing in the ASCII.
Avoid having more than one
. is no longer a fully reserved character in file names, so a file can be named
0.5mm Gauge Block.stl on Windows without problems.
Ultimaker Cura will cut the name at the
. before the extension when generating the
.gcode. This is mainly done to prevent tons of errors that could crop up in firmware that might not be able to deal with it. Remember that this behavior can lead to overwriting files - our
0.5mm Gauge Block.stl would generate
0.gcode, as would
0.1.5 Penholder.stl (that follows a version naming convention).
Avoid reserved characters
Also note that some characters are reserved in file naming and will lead to other errors (mainly when trying to create the files in the first place), including, but not limited to,