Bug 37919 - Cannot launch Xamarin.Mac applications from paths that contain non-ASCII characters
Summary: Cannot launch Xamarin.Mac applications from paths that contain non-ASCII char...
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin.Mac
Classification: Desktop
Component: Other ()
Version: 2.4.1 (C6SR1)
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: 2.8.0 (C7)
Assignee: Chris Hamons
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-01-22 17:08 UTC by bugzilla
Modified: 2016-06-02 11:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description bugzilla 2016-01-22 17:08:51 UTC
When any part of the path that contains a Xamarin.Mac application contains non-ASCII characters, the application will simply not start.  I've tried it with a number of applications, including a new Xamarin.Mac project that does nothing except display an empty window.  The error looks like this when you try to run the app:

    Could not launch TestApplication

    Could not find the executable 'TestApplication.exe'
    Full path: /Users/andrew/Desktop/pinÃÉata/TestApplication.app/Contents/MonoBundle/TestApplication.exe

Where that garbage folder name was supposed to be "piñata".

This is not a big deal for development, but for end-users who have a non-ASCII character in their username, it's a showstopper.
Comment 1 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2016-01-22 18:07:36 UTC

maccore/master: 3b969da5e33a922c87dce41f511797891eeb2671
Comment 2 Saurabh 2016-06-02 11:49:22 UTC
I have checked this Issue. I am not seeing any Issue when deployed mac sample contain non ASCII characters in path.

Build Output: https://gist.github.com/saurabh360/e3084072f658690ef999aec661e631f1
Application Output: https://gist.github.com/saurabh360/7c3a9220247f6ccac0b13e4c3443390b 

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