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Offline emccainaz

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Odd characters in IPTC Info
« on: December 28, 2012, 09:12:49 AM »
In checking some of the imported text, I see that characters such as the ñ (n with a tilde) are showing up in the IPTC window as a question mark. I suspect this has to do with the Unicode setting, but I'm not sure exactly which setting(s) need to be adjusted. What do I need to do to fix this?

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Re: Odd characters in IPTC Info
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 10:25:19 AM »
Edward,

In checking some of the imported text, I see that characters such as the ñ (n with a tilde) are showing up in the IPTC window as a question mark. I suspect this has to do with the Unicode setting, but I'm not sure exactly which setting(s) need to be adjusted. What do I need to do to fix this?

Where was this text imported from?

-Kirk

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Re: Odd characters in IPTC Info
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 10:36:41 AM »
Where was this text imported from?

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It was first exported from a database called Minisis in text format, then imported into excel, then saved in tab-delimited format for import into PM.

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Re: Odd characters in IPTC Info
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 04:33:00 PM »
Edward,

Did you make the text file UTF-8 text when you saved it?  If not, then if any of the characters had accents on them then they wouldn't have been interpreted correctly.

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