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#1 mapleleaf

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:29 AM

Since updating RootsMagic to Version 7.2.4.0 (5 Jun 2017), I noticed all my special characters such as the "u" umlaut (ü) now show up as black diamonds with a question mark inside, such as �. I'm seeing this in sources, such as in the Detail Text > Research Notes box.

 

What kind of mess will that be to correct my entire database, and how will I know what character the � symbol represents? I did not have this problem before the latest update.

 

Using Windows 10


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#2 zhangrau

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:42 AM

This problem has already been reported. You are correct in that it just appeared in RM 7.2.4.0 and that it only seems to appear in the Research Notes window.

 

It shows in the preview window, but not in the actual Detail Text window, and it does not appear in narrative reports. So, it is a small, but annoying, problem.

 

Hopefully a fix is in the works.



#3 mapleleaf

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:57 AM

Oh, you must mean this thread http://forums.rootsm...download-today/

 

Hope I don't have to retype all the umlauts and that a fix will take care of fixing it.


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#4 Renee Zamora

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:42 AM

You won't need to retype anything when the update comes out that fixes it. 


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#5 mapleleaf

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:45 AM

Renee,

 

Is there a delay on getting the update to fix the problem? It's very annoying when I want to copy text from RootsMagic sources into notepad and don't know what to replace the diamond with.


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#6 Renee Zamora

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:54 AM

RootsMagic 7.5.0.0 was released at 10:00 am MT today. The fix was included. 


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#7 mapleleaf

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:34 PM

Hurray, I have my umlauts back! Thanks


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