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Valid keyword characters
« on: June 25, 2007, 03:09:54 PM »
What are considered the safe characters to use in keywords?  By 'safe' I mean valid not only in PM keywords, but in other IPTC aware programs.  Characters I have had trouble with are the comma and the forward slash.  Is there a keyword character standard?

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Re: Valid keyword characters
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007, 04:12:43 PM »
Deven,

What are considered the safe characters to use in keywords?  By 'safe' I mean valid not only in PM keywords, but in other IPTC aware programs.  Characters I have had trouble with are the comma and the forward slash.  Is there a keyword character standard?

Generally most applications use either ; or , and anything else is fair, but in IPTC, keywords are not put into a single string of characters as a single entry in the IPTC record.  Each keyword is an entry by itself and does not have commas or semicolons.  Only when displayed in an application do you usually see commas and such.

What software has trouble with the forward-slash?

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Re: Valid keyword characters
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007, 07:01:55 PM »
Capture NX seems to dislike forward slashes in keywords.  If I enter this as a keyword:

Pro 1/2

NX converts it to:

Pro 1\2

BTW, what got me into trouble in the first place was entering a keyword like:

Pro 1,2

Which PM and other apps convert to two keywords:

Pro 1
2

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Re: Valid keyword characters
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007, 07:06:15 PM »
Deven,

Capture NX seems to dislike forward slashes in keywords.  If I enter this as a keyword:

Pro 1/2

NX converts it to:

Pro 1\2

BTW, what got me into trouble in the first place was entering a keyword like:

Pro 1,2

Which PM and other apps convert to two keywords:

Pro 1
2

Sounds like Capture NX is trying to do some sort of path conversion which is entirely unnecessary.

-Kirk