Restrictions on citizens/minister names?

Hey all,

I’ve discovered something odd recently. I’ve been playing around with some China mods and found that the game kept crashing. I got interested so I started taking parts out to see if I could figure out what was broken. I discovered, to my surprise, that it was the names file. So I kept working and made some changes to try and fix it, but I couldn’t get it working. I can still run the mod, I just have to copy one from another country and rename it. Does anyone know of any name restrictions, especially character mins/maxes?

Here’s what I’ve tried:
Making names exclusive to each category
Making all names exclusive (no repeats)
Extending names to be at least 3 characters
Removing special characters and spaces

just based on what you didn’t list maybe try making sure it’s saved with the right encoding (ANSI), using “Save as…”

Sure enough, that was the issue. Thanks so much!