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PAF5 Export GEDCOM 5.5
Posted by: John Doley Date: February 10, 2001 at 18:34:26
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The default char set for exporting as GEDCOM 5.5 is now UTF-8. This produces a file where the first 3 bytes are: x'efbbbf'

Not only does this not seem correct for a UTF file, but
- some GEDCOM parsing software fails, notibly the upload software at WorldConnect
- the 5.5 standard GEDCHK fails such files.
- the 5.5 spec doesn't even cover UTF (only UNICODE

I wonder why the LDS made this the default.

Have others been effected by this problem?


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