Posted By:Bill Buchanan
Subject:Re: paf companion & special characters
Post Date:January 11, 2010 at 19:56:53
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Unlike PAF, PAF Companion is just for use with English characters. I thought there might be an exception in the case of other western Eurpean languages. So I experimented by adding to my birthplace (u with umlaut,and the German double s as in Strasse/Strae) As I expected, PAF made it simple using the F7 key. But as a feared, the letters and disappeared in Companion.

The work around would be to use File > Save As to save a new copy of your database, and then using Tools > Global Search and Replace to replace with ue and with ss, as these are the alternate spellings used in German.

I am not sure whether this forum supports the German characters. If not, this message will be somewhat garbled.

Your project is not going as smoothly as you hoped, is it?