Post by milciades nunez on Apr 3, 2008 21:20:46 GMT -5
Hi Mr. Howard
Im trying to export a file and later import it on Family Tree Maker but when it open all the spanish charater are unrecognized. I have tried exporting it with ANSEL, UTF-8 and also Mac Roman formats but all of them have problem when I open it on FTM,
Im trying to export a file and later import it on Family Tree Maker but when it open all the spanish charater are unrecognized. I have tried exporting it with ANSEL, UTF-8 and also Mac Roman formats but all of them have problem when I open it on FTM.
Exports in the ANSEL format should import correctly in other programs and in postings to family tree sites. Other users have had no problem with this. Ditto UTF-8.
Family Tree Maker is a PC program (except for an archaic Mac version). Perhaps something gets "lost in translation" to the PC version of FTM, but it shouldn't. I will try to look into this using PC PAF.
Addendum: I exported GEDCOMs from PAWriter containing some Spanish characters such as é, one GEDCOM in ANSEL and one GEDCOM in UTF-8. I then went to a PC emulator I have and imported the GEDCOMs into PC PAF version 5.
No problems. The characters appeared perfectly.
PC PAF implements the GEDCOM standard perfectly (after all, the LDS invented it), so the problem must lie in FTM. Sorry, I can't help you there.
I exported a GEDCOM from FTM and when I try to open it with PAW2X apears:
GEDCOM Character set "ANSI" is not MACINTOCH, ASCII, ANSEL nor UTF-8 -the MACINTOCH Character set will be used
and start Scanning the file.....
and start Scanning again...
and importing the file...
finally the file is done... is better but some spanish characters were changed, and all living people appear like "living" (does not appear the name).
Sounds right if there was no option to export from FTM using the ANSEL or UTF-8 character set. PAWriter does not support the PC ANSI character set which is nonstandard in the GEDCOM standard.
You might recheck to see if FTM can export with the ANSEL character set which is the standard.
It also sounds like FTM just made an assumption that you wanted all information about living people to be suppressed, using "Living" in the place of their names, maybe because it assumes you are exporting for Ancestry.com or the like. You might check to see if there is an option to not do that.