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gaycastle
30 April 2007, 12:50 PM
I tried to upload my Reunion GEDCOM file at the Pedigree Viewer site (http://labs.familysearch.org/em/Main.html) and a dialog box appeared stating that the file selected was not a GEDCOM file. The Pedigree Viewer site is a beta site for testing a new feature to be added to the LDS website www.familysearch.org. I used the GEDCOM character set windows when exporting my file.

Does anyone have any ideas why my GEDCOM file was rejected or not recognized? I would like to participate in the beta testing of this feature and would like to use it when available at the LDS website.

Gay Castle

Bob Goode
30 April 2007, 11:00 PM
Without knowing anything about the site you are attempting to upload, let me make two suggestions.

1) Are you sure the suffix ".ged" was included with the name of the file you attempted to upload?

2) Instead of windows as the character set, try using "UTF-8".

Bob

gaycastle
01 May 2007, 07:07 PM
Thanks, Bob. Your suggestion of formatting the GEDCOM character set using "UTF-8" worked. I was able to upload the GEDCOM fine to the Pedigree Viewr site.

What is "UTF-8?" How is it different from a Mac or Windows character sets?

Again thanks for your help.

Gay

Bob Goode
01 May 2007, 09:00 PM
Thanks, Bob. Your suggestion of formatting the GEDCOM character set using "UTF-8" worked. I was able to upload the GEDCOM fine to the Pedigree Viewr site.

What is "UTF-8?" How is it different from a Mac or Windows character sets?Gay,

As I understand "UTF-8" with regard to Mac and/or Windows, this particular character set is used as a standard character set and allows different encoding by various platforms and applications to communicate in a better manner. That is the limit of my knowledge. I don't know enough "geek" talk to explain it in greater detail. Nor do I want to know any more. :)

Bob

Frank
01 May 2007, 10:27 PM
Here's some more info...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTF-8

And here...

http://www.utf-8.com/

gaycastle
02 May 2007, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the URLs to the website that explain the character sets UTE-8 and Unicode. After reading the definitions of each, I have a better understanding of why LeisterPro offers six different character set options for creating a GEDCOM.

Thanks again.

Gay