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Offline Gerd

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German character "ÜÖÄß"
« on: April 21, 2009, 11:16:17 PM »
Hello Camera Bits,

after exporting IPTC data with PM as *.TXT, file shows german character "ÜÖÄß" the way it has to be. Importing the same *.TXT files in Excel i get this:

*.XLS = Jörg
*.TXT = Jörg

Here my settings:
The default IPTC Encoding in PM is set to "Latin1 Western European".

What are the right settings?

Regards
Gerd

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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 11:19:05 PM »
Gerd,

Hello Camera Bits,

after exporting IPTC data with PM as *.TXT, file shows german character "ÜÖÄß" the way it has to be. Importing the same *.TXT files in Excel i get this:

*.XLS = Jörg
*.TXT = Jörg

Here my settings:
The default IPTC Encoding in PM is set to "Latin1 Western European".

What are the right settings?

Photo Mechanic outputs all textual data in UTF-8 format.  You need to get Excel to interpret the files as UTF-8 if possible.  I don't know if it is possible since I don't use Excel all that often.

-Kirk

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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 11:24:18 PM »
Hi Kirk,

my Excel version dosn't import as UTF-8.

Thanks annyway.

You are faster than light ...

Regards
Gerd

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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 11:30:13 PM »
Gerd,

my Excel version dosn't import as UTF-8.

You could try this free character set conversion web page to convert UTF-8 into your chosen format:

http://www.motobit.com/util/charset-codepage-conversion.asp

HTH,

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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 11:38:11 PM »
Thanks Kirk!

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Gerd

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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 07:31:23 AM »
Ich benutze

"Microsoft Central Europe"

und

"Write IPTC as Unicode"


Bisher keine Probleme damit, Umlaute bleiben Umlaute.
using the latest version of PM on win10

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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 08:34:15 AM »
Hi Brendan,

It dos not work.

My excel-version can only import text files as followed:
Macintosh
Widows (ANSI)
MS-DOS (PC-8)

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Gerd


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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 04:28:47 AM »
I participate to this thread.

I set meta dates first with Lightroom 3.4.1. When I export the files as jpg with IPTC in UTF-8 (standard encoding in LR), I can not use them in my webgallerie because this read and import only ISO Latin -West..

So my thought was get the step over PM and save them once again in the right encoding. But this seems to work not with a batch, for example add a keyword via Stationary Pad. When I try to type a additional keyword or text manual to a file and save this, it seem to work.

Question: Can I batch many files to save them to my favourite encoding?

Otherwise the german characters ÄÖÜäöüß are wrong...

Thanks for answer.
Lichtbrücke

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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 05:52:20 AM »
Lichtbrücke,

I participate to this thread.

I set meta dates first with Lightroom 3.4.1. When I export the files as jpg with IPTC in UTF-8 (standard encoding in LR), I can not use them in my webgallerie because this read and import only ISO Latin -West..

So my thought was get the step over PM and save them once again in the right encoding. But this seems to work not with a batch, for example add a keyword via Stationary Pad. When I try to type a additional keyword or text manual to a file and save this, it seem to work.

Question: Can I batch many files to save them to my favourite encoding?

Otherwise the german characters ÄÖÜäöüß are wrong...

What encoding are you trying to use?

-Kirk

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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011, 07:35:28 AM »
I need ISO-8859-1 in IPTC ! - not XMP

I don´t understand the kind of saving?! Sometimes it works, sometimes not, although the files all exportet from LR as same...

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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2011, 07:43:15 AM »
Lichtbrücke,

I need ISO-8859-1 in IPTC ! - not XMP

I don´t understand the kind of saving?! Sometimes it works, sometimes not, although the files all exportet from LR as same...

If you want to send me one file that worked correctly and one file that didn't work, I'll investigate.  Please click on my name to the left of this message, then click on the 'personal message' link.  I will respond with upload instructions.

Thanks,

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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011, 08:33:18 AM »
Hi
I sent you a PM with download-link
Thanks

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Re: German character "ÜÖÄß"
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2011, 02:27:58 PM »
Lichtbrücke,

I sent you a PM with download-link

I received your two images.  The first image (the one that looks good on your web galleries) specifies no encoding.  The second image is encoded with UTF-8 Unicode encoding.

I suspect that your web gallery system does not know how to interpret UTF-8 encoded IPTC metadata.

Can you post a screen shot of your IPTC/XMP Preferences pane?

Thanks,

-Kirk