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From: "William T. Flight" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] FW: Unicode in Notes fields
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 16:59:55 -0500
I took a look at the UNICODE in notes fields. I'm not seeing the problem entering Vietnamese characters under Windows XP.
Check that you are running the UNICODE version of Genbox: Click "About Genbox Family History" from the help menu, and verify that your version number is "3.3.1 U", the "U" means you are running the UNICODE version.
I did uncover a problem with entering characters from double-byte character sets (DBCS). I have that corrected in the next version, but that will only help entry of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Thai. The Vietnamese codepage (1258) is a single-byte character set.
I'm using the Character Map to choose Vietnamese characters to enter. Does that method work for you?
Regarding what you are seeing: do you get question marks for every character, or are there some Vietnamese characters that show correctly in notes fields?
Do the characters appear correctly initially, but then change into question marks after you click on a different tab and return?
William T. Flight
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chi Vu [mailto:]
> Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 10:48 AM
> Subject: [GENBOX] FW: Unicode in Notes fields
> Unicode characters (in the Vietnamese code range) appear
> correctly in most fields (e.g. name), but have problems in
> the Notes field. They appear as question mark (?) in the
> Notes field. Some of those characters are ử, ế, ặ.
> Am I doing something wrong or is it indeed a problem. If the
> latter then does any one know of a work-around?
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