MP2 - V2.1 - "Illegal characters in path" error stops recordings from being saved

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    I couldn't figure out why some recordings were 'randomly' not being made until I found a message in ServerError.log that said "Illegal characters in path".
    I had selected '%title% - %channel% - %date% - %start%' as the format for recordings and I was getting some strange file names like 'ВєюАЭY_њ - PRIME - 2017-10-29 - 6_00 PM.ts' and 'Y[c - ChoiceTV - 2017-10-29 - 6_30 PM.xml'.
    I have not set up any EPG yet and I don't know if these titles come from a default guide or something, but my suggestion is to add some code to remove Illegal characters from the path before trying to write the file. Then recordings can't be lost due to Illegal characters in the path.
    For now I think I've fixed it by changing recording format to '%channel% - %date% - %start%'.
    Is that a bug report or feature request?

    Log files attached.

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