[maemo-users] gpe contacts import

From: Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Date: Thu Apr 24 15:25:27 EEST 2008
Mark wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Tommy Persson <tpe at ida.liu.se> wrote:
>>  I generated such a file on my Palm T5 and had problem importing it. I
>>  think it works if no entry contais 8-bit characters or similar. if i
>>  removed entries with åäöé and so on in them it worked.
> That's a very astute observation, and may be the issue at hand. I
> believe that I may have one German (Deutsch) entry in the file that
> has an umlaut. I'll check for that.

More likely it's not actually 8-bit characters (I don't think anyone
writes 7-bit software these days), but Unicode characters, which
(depending on the encoding) may be 8, 16, 24, 32 or more bits long.

Since XML (not directly relevant here, but it mandates Unicode) became
the default format for inter-systems data transfer, pretty much
everything and anything new or revised probably ought to be done in a
Unicode-compliant manner.


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