Bandizip in comparison with other archivers
How to use Multi-core Compression
How to use the Finder’s right-click menu for Bandizip
How to set Bandizip as the default app to open archives
How to open ALZ and EGG files on Mac
How to use Extract Here (Smart)
How to split a large file into smaller files with Bandizip
How to view a list of files in an archive
How to modify an archive without decompression
How to set a password for an archive
How to encrypt filenames in archives
How to preview image, document, and music files in an archive
How to use Bandizip's built-in image viewer
How to move files to Recycle Bin (Trash) when deleting
How to use presets when compressing files
How to use Parallel Extraction
How to use the Password Manager
How to use the Auto Password
How to use Repair Archive
How to use the Password Recovery
How to troubleshoot when codepage auto-detection doesn’t work correctly
How to troubleshoot when Error 22 occurs and Mac Finder on Catalina can’t extract a ZIP archive
How to troubleshoot when a split archive can’t be decompressed
How to troubleshoot when an extracted app file can’t be opened
How to troubleshoot when it takes too long to open archives
How to troubleshoot when a badge icon for files doesn’t appear in the Finder
How to troubleshoot when the Finder displays for external volumes incorrectly in the sidebar
How to troubleshoot when files are automatically extracted from archives downloaded via Safari
How to use the right-click menu for Bandizip on Ventura
How to change the Unicode normalization form used for filenames
How to enable App Nap for Bandizip
How to troubleshoot when I can’t uninstall Bandizip
How to troubleshoot when I can’t install Bandizip on the App Store
How to request a refund for Bandizip that you bought from the App Store

How to change the Unicode normalization form used for filenames

Unicode normalization is the process of converting a Unicode string's form to a standard one. It can make different Unicode strings be shown as visually the same text.

Unicode shows thext by using a variety of forms. Even the equivalent strings representing the same text can be shown as unique text if each string uses a different form.

Unicode normalization standardizes the forms of text representation to a single form, so that different strings have the same visual representation. Unicode provides several normalization forms including Normalization Form Canonical Composition (NFC) and Normalization Form Canonical Decomposition (NFD).

Mostly, macOS uses NFD and Windows uses NFC. When you copy or email a file from macOS to Windows, this difference can make the filename look strange.

Since Bandizip for macOS handles a filename using NFC by default, if you compress your file with Bandizip for macOS and extract it on Windows, the filename is shown correctly.

The app using NFC filename usually does not cause any troubles because macOS itself supports both NFC and NDF. If same two filenames are actually different strings, however, some could services can recognize the difference in the filenames and cause troubles.

Starting with version 7.20, Bandizip for macOS provides the function to use NFD filenames when writing files do disk.