Language issue when using RootsMagic with FamilySearch
Posted 22 August 2020 - 09:40 PM
Posted 23 August 2020 - 08:30 AM
Unfortunately neither "search & replace" nor "find everywhere" look at the date field. You may have to do the translations one by one. Can you give an example of the FS format that doesn't convert to a regularly formatted date?
Posted 23 August 2020 - 12:26 PM
Here are examples for all the months-
These are not recognized-
Posted 23 August 2020 - 05:44 PM
I found a method to fix the date.
The Events table contains the dates. All irregular dates start with a "T",
I copied a list of record IDs that have bad dates and now I'll go thru them making the fixes.
Luckily, I rarely enter irregular dates intentionally, so almost all were due to the FamilySearch issue.
Posted 24 August 2020 - 09:48 AM
The Fact List report using "Facts with text dates" will also help you find them.
Posted 24 August 2020 - 10:31 AM
Thank you Renee.
That is the report I was looking for.
Posted 27 August 2020 - 11:12 PM
Now the question is whether RM will support matching dates in non-english languages.
I can now find the problems using the report, but I still need to find each text date and fix it.
Posted 28 August 2020 - 07:07 AM
When/if RM ever truly supports non-English languages, there will be much to consider - including birth names and immigrant names in different languages and alphabets, place names in different languages and alphabets, sentence and source templates (especially prepositions) in different languages and alphabets, and place names in different languages and alphabets.