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Enable Emoji in file names.

Enable Emoji in file names.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I use emoji’s to help me find things quicker.  I would like to add an emoji from the apple keyboard to the file folder name but when I click on rename and add the emoji it says “invalid folder name...the folder name contains invalid characters”.  Here is an example I wish to change “Vehicles and DOT” folder to say           “🚗Vehicle and DOT” 

8 Comments
Super Collaborator | Level 20
Let's hope restriction "the Dropbox API only supports characters in the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane" will be overcome ( https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/API-Support-Feedback/Czech-diacritics-characters-in-filename/m-p/357... ). There are many other discussions, in this forum, directed to the limited character set used in Dropbox. I wouldn't count them.
Super Collaborator | Level 20
Let's hope someday full Unicode support will be available.
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I just wanted to update the status here and let you know that this idea is going to need a bit more support before we share your suggestion with our team.  

We’ve updated the status to encourage more users to back you up here by upvoting (liking) your comment! 

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Helpful | Level 6

I can see some nightmares with this if you want to keep the support for all OS'es 😱

 

It's bad enough on the client side where Macs can use some really weird file names locally which gets "translated" or skipped when syncing with Dropbox.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

+1 

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I would love to see this happen. iCloud supports all emojis in folder and file names. It offers a lot more customizability and I like the visual element of it!

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This can't happen soon enough. I'll have to switch to a different service provider if unicode support isn't implemented soon.

Explorer | Level 3

This feature would make a massive difference! Is there a potential workaround? Many applications use dropbox to host files that get synced across devices, and having emojis in folder and file names is a really big part of my and many others' workflows.

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