If extraction fails on certain character encodings

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If extraction fails on certain character encodings

by Hannes, Tech Support on Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:03 am

If you encounter problems with the extraction of "special" characters (i.e. Greek symbols, given, you are not running a Greek windows), the following usually helps:

Start --> Control Panel --> Regional and Language Options --> Tab: Advanced --> Language for non-Unicode programs

Now, set the language as you need (Greek in our example), and iMacros will extract the characters correctly.

Alternatively, you can use iMacros for Firefox which includes full Unicode support: http://forum.iopus.com/viewtopic.php?p=7133
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Re: If extraction fails on certain character encodings

by dmann07 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:17 pm

One thing to note is that for me the wizard the DBCS Japanese characters don’t show up correctly but look fine when the macro runs and if exported.

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Re: If extraction fails on certain character encodings

by Tech Support on Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:04 pm

One thing to note is that for me the wizard the DBCS Japanese characters don’t show up correctly
This display issue is fixed in V6.30.
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