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 +====== Update character encoding ======
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 +In update 150502 of RIMMF3, we added an utility named 'Data encoding updater' to the Tools menu:
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 +{{:howto:data-enc-upd.png|}}
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 +This utility will convert diacritics in older RIMMF data (data created before Christmas, 2014; at this time, support for unicode code points was added RIMMF3) to use unicode code points. 
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 +This conversion is required if you want to use this data with [[:r3unicode|'unicode RIMMF']].
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 +If you do not have any older RIMMF data that you want to bring forward, or if it does not use diacritics, then you can ignore this note.
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 +The 'Data encoding updater' operates on the currently selected data folder. 
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 +First it copies all of the records in the folder to a folder of the same name (with the suffix '-backup') to the RIMMF 'temp' directory (typically, 'My Documents\RIMMF2\temp\').
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 +Then loads it each file, checks it for diacritics, and if present, tries to convert them to unicode code points. The conversion should be 100% successful for the common Latin language diacritics. After that, however, there may be some data loss (these characters may be converted to the 'unknown unicode' character \uFFFD, for example).
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 +Once the conversion is done (and it runs very quickly), the data folder is ready for unicode RIMMF; it does not need to be run again.
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 +If you have multiple data folders, then you will need to go through the steps here for each one
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 +  - Go to Tools and select 'Change data folder'
 +  - The EI will be indexed
 +  - Go back to Tools and select 'Data encoding updater'
 +  - The EI will be re-index
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 +Its important to note that this utility cannot be run in 'unicode RIMMF'.
  
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