European languages contain letters like ä ö ü è é à etc.
Importing into FM16 text containing such letters these letters are converted to �
They should stay identical to the original text.
I consider this a BUG
Thank you for your post.
What is the file type being imported? CSV? Excel? Merge?
I put your character string into a CSV file, and then imported the CSV file. The characters display correctly.
depending on the source of your document, often an intermediary passage through excel solves the problem.
In Switzerland we often have to deal with that kind of issue... needless to say, occurs when the file origin is windows.
Try this simple exercise: get the Swiss insurances list from Medidata and have them correctly in a Filemaker table.
1) Navigate to Versicherer-Liste
2) From the popup menu choose "Arzt"
3) At the bottom of the page, you will see
Alle| 10| 25| 50| 100
Click on "Alle"
4) back to top of the page, on the right, there's a box reading "Download der angezeigten Liste" : click on the link "CSV":
5) now you have your CSV file, have fun with it. Some words to look for, which have to be correct like follows:
Thank you for your help.
I draged an Excel file onto the FileMaker16 Logo in my dock (Mac Pro (late 2013) macOS 10.13)
On the left how the FileMaker shows up
and to the right how the Excel looks
I got the Excel file from a german partner. At the moment I am running my Mac set to German, usually I have it set to English. With either setting I get the same effect. The keyboard layout is set to Swiss-German.
I am looking forward to a fix.
H. J. Heer
Our Development and Testing departments want to see the Excel file (or a subset of the data) for testing purposes. I have sent you a private message with instructions where to send the file.
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