Edit - Solved
I contacted the dev from the Working Copy app and provided some of my files. He managed to identify the problem (as expected it was a normalization problem) and it is now fixed in the next release of the app (and the Beta). Great interaction with the dev, he was very helpful, thanks Anders !!
Conclusion : if english is not your native langage you can now be confident that Working Copy is a good solution to sync your vault !
TLDR : I have weird interactions between Working Copy and the iPad app preventing my from syncing the way I would like
What I’m trying to do
I have been using Obsidian for a while now on the desktop (on a Windows computer). Being French, my notes are writen in French (makes sense, doesn’t it ?). As a consequence, some titles have accents.
My vault is also a git repo, I use Working Copy (with the sweet sweet shortcuts support) to sync it with my iPad pro access it on the go through 1Writer.
I got excited about the iPad Obsidian app, so I upgraded from insider to supporter to try it. Inside Working Copy I tried to folder sync with the Obsidian folder and that’s when things got strange…
The weird stuff
- The folder things starts normally but then about 15/20% of the notes are 1. copied into the Obsidian folder / 2. deleted in the Obsidian folder / 3. deleted in working copy to mirror the Obsidian folder.
- I tried setting up another vault / another repo / differents combinaisons of files / etc… it looks like only the same files are causing this problem. It looks like they all have accents in them.
- If I create a file in Obsidian iPad that has the same name as a problematic file from Windows it does not create a problem.
- If I revert click revert in Working Copy on a file that is now marked for a delete commit, it reverts back to being normal and is again deleted after a couple of seconds.
What I think (but I need help !)
Is it possible that all that is just a mess in Unicode standards between the Windows vault and the Apple (iPad) vault ? It’s the only thing I think about… but i don’t know how to resolve it !!
Does anybody have any ideas ?