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AR# 47379

14.x PlanAhead - IP Catalog does not add IP to project when directory contains Asian characters


I have custom generated an IP core through theIP Catalog.However, the IP does not get added to the project when the project directory contains Unicode characters (e.g. Japanese, Chinese, Korean).


PlanAhead and Vivado tools support Unicode characters in the project path. However, Project Navigator and ISE Design Suite tools only support Alpha-numeric ASCII characters and a small subset of notation characters such as the underscore.

As such, any IP that relies on CORE Generator (Non-native IP) cannot be generated in or added to a PlanAhead or Vivado project if Unicode characters are in the path to the IP.

Native IP (using new XSpice GUI) can be created and stored in a directory with Unicode characters and added to a project with a name containing Unicode characters.

Note: No new IP are being developed as non-native IP. This issue will become obsolete over time, but users should avoid paths with Unicode characters when adding legacy IP cores or importing legacy designs from ISE Design Suite.

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Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
47380 PlanAhead - "ERROR: [Common-69] Command failed: IP import failed because of an environment setup problem..." N/A N/A
AR# 47379
Date Created 09/07/2012
Last Updated 02/07/2013
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • PlanAhead - 13.1
  • PlanAhead - 13.2
  • PlanAhead - 13.3
  • PlanAhead - 13.4