Importing and export text with foreign accents

Mark Schonewille europe at
Fri Mar 3 12:08:16 EST 2006

Hi Derek,

Even if you are using diacritics, as they are called, there is 
no reason to use unicode. Only if the text you are exporting 
contains Arabic, Polish, Bulgarian etc characters, which are not 
in the ASCII character set, you might need to use unicode.

Does your text contain characters that are not in the ASCII 
character set? If you are exporting as XML, you may have to use 
the htmlText instead of plain text.



Derek Larsen wrote:
> I'm having a little trouble importing a tab deliminted text file
> (saved from excel), having rev organize it, then saving it out as an
> xml file.
> The import and text manipulation works just fine, but when it comes
> time to export the data out to text files, all the foreign characters
> (accents, umlauts, etc,) get converted to squares or questions marks.
> Initially I tried straight open, write, and close file statements.
> Then I tried unicodeText and uniEncode/uniDecode statements and it's
> still a no go.
> Is there a tech sheet somewhere that's explains more about how runrev
> deals with special characters?
> Any insight would be appreciated!


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