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About Multibyte File Types and Character Support
To process text on a computer, unique numbers are assigned to each letter or character in a language. This assignment is referred to as encoding. European languages (single-byte languages) use about 150 characters. Therefore, the numeric range of a single byte (0–255) is sufficient to encode European languages. Asian languages (multibyte languages) use thousands of characters, requiring multiple bytes to store the numeric code of a single character.
PTC Creo applications provide universal support for single-byte languages. For multibyte languages there are some limitations.
File Types Supporting File Names with Multibyte Strings
You can have multibyte file names for the following types of files.
(CATIA V4 Session)
(Adobe Illustrator)
(CATIA V4 Model)
(CATIA Export File)