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Keyword legal characters. which ones can I use?

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I can't to find the rules for which characters are legal to use when creating Keywords. I take lots of pictures of dogs and try to keep track of the dogs name it's. The format I like to use is
"Dog name_k9-Owner name". When I don't know the owner's name I would like to just put a question mark. Also is it ok to use spaces. I have been doing my keywords this way but sometimes the search come out incomplete.
 
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I can't to find the rules for which characters are legal to use when creating Keywords. I take lots of pictures of dogs and try to keep track of the dogs name it's. The format I like to use is
"Dog name_k9-Owner name". When I don't know the owner's name I would like to just put a question mark. Also is it ok to use spaces. I have been doing my keywords this way but sometimes the search come out incomplete.
Sorry for the incomplete sentences. My computer is jumping around for crazy reason.
 
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There are no illegal characters for keywords, but you may find that you can’t search on certain characters. Don’t use a question mark, because I don’t think you can search on that. Spaces can be used just fine for keyword phrases, but be aware that Lightroom searches for the individual words in those phrases, which may become tricky. For example: if your search for “John Doe”, then you will also find photos of Jane Doe and John Smith.
 
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There are no illegal characters for keywords, but you may find that you can’t search on certain characters. Don’t use a question mark, because I don’t think you can search on that. Spaces can be used just fine for keyword phrases, but be aware that Lightroom searches for the individual words in those phrases, which may become tricky. For example: if your search for “John Doe”, then you will also find photos of Jane Doe and John Smith.
Thank you John: I have switched to putting a - between first and last name for that reason. I use _ between name and K9 or name and what ever kind of pet it is. I know that prevents the problem that spaces cause.
 
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