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Offline barak

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Help recovering old ged file
« on: July 10, 2019, 11:40:23 »
Hi there,
Im new to Ancestris..
tried to upload my old ged created with FTW but can't manage to get it to work...

the data comes up all mixed unreadable characters .  instead of Hebrew and English.
is there a way to fix it?


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ReĀ : Help recovering old ged file
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 13:03:09 »

A GEDCOM file define a charset in the header of the file.
This charset should be ANSEL, UTF-8, UNICODE (means UTF-16) or ASCII.
UTF-8 is allowed only for GEDCOM 5.5.1 format.

Please, look into your file to be sure what encoding you use and which version of GEDCOM you use.