localized bundle names of High Sierra installer contain non braking spaces

Number:rdar://37983379 Date Originated:2018-02-28
Status:closed Resolved:
Product:macOS + SDK / Installers Product Version:10.13
Classification: Reproducible:
The installer app bundle for macOS High Sierra, when downloaded from the AppStore does have a localized name. However in some languages, this name does contain non-breaking spaces. When a user in that language renames the file in Finder (e.g. by appending the version number), that localized name gets the new actual name of the bundle. Having filenames containing non-breaking spaces may cause issues with third party tools which are not prepared for such a thing. For example VMware Fusion, which cannot build a working installation disk from installers containing these characters. Please avoid non-breaking spaces in filenames.
In macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 the following localisations are affected: ar, de, es, fr, pl, ru
With macOS Sierra 10.12.6 the list did only contain: es, fr, pl, ru


Apple Developer Relations

This is an issue for a third party to resolve based on the following:
This is done out of necessity. It is up to the 3rd party apps to handle them properly. For some languages we add non-breaking spaces, especially between High and Sierra, so that we don’t have High on one line and on the second line Sierra.
We are closing this report.

By tobias.bussmann at March 8, 2018, 5:21 p.m. (reply...)

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