vCard transfer from 10.5>10.4 corrupts

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by paulsenglish, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. paulsenglish macrumors newbie

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    May 15, 2010
    #1
    Hi

    A simple problem I'm sure, but could someone help me with why the Japanese kanji doesn't transfer. It comes out as gobbledygook, whereas numbers and alphabet letters are fine.

    Both machines are set to vCard type 3.0 and MAC OS Roman type. The 10.4 sends to 10.5 OK, but not vice-versa.

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    Sounds like a text encoding issue. After the export, try opening the vCards in a editor, such as TextWrangler (free), that lets you change the encoding type. I would make sure it's set to UTF-8. I use it for most of my Japanese stuff. This may improve the import process. I haven't dealt with Japanese in my contacts though.
     

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