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Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:36 pm

How do you modify the LocalStrings.ACW file? I keep on getting characters replaced with ? which totally messes up the ending file. My computer can read and create these symbols, but for some reason the conversion to CSV or when I just edit the CSV file, it removes these symbols and creates ? marks.

How do I edit the LocalStrings file and have it work without all of the errors?

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Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:09 am

I use OpenOffice to edit the LocalStrings xls-files and don't have any issues at all. I guess the ? marks are created because the program you use (Excel?) don't like the Cyrillic characters.
Perhaps you can change the character encoding in your software to Unicode, this might help.

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Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:30 am

Well, I saved it a particular way (by selecting no in a save option) whick kept everything looking ok. I am testing it out. Thanks for the help!

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Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:10 pm

delete the Russian Column, it is not needed. Beside Russian columns are slow, lacking motorization until late in the war. Oops.
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Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:57 pm

Pocus wrote:delete the Russian Column, it is not needed. Beside Russian columns are slow, lacking motorization until late in the war. Oops.


Well, it actually nullified certain symbols (such as ¤ ) which are heavily detrimental to the game if they are omitted. I figured it out, but, the process seems not to work anymore (as all of the ¤ and other symbols change into ? again for no apparant reason).

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Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:35 pm

McNaughton wrote:Well, it actually nullified certain symbols (such as ¤ ) which are heavily detrimental to the game if they are omitted. I figured it out, but, the process seems not to work anymore (as all of the ¤ and other symbols change into ? again for no apparant reason).

May I ask which software you are using to edit the files?

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Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:38 pm

Primasprit wrote:May I ask which software you are using to edit the files?


Microsoft Excel, if I save it in a particular way, it usually works, but, it requires that I follow some specific steps, if I mistep one of them, the file ends up corrupted. Any suggestion for a program which can save the csv without eliminating these symbols?

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Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:53 pm

I use OpenOffice. It is free. http://www.openoffice.org/

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Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:39 am

that is really strange. I use it too (and everybody in the team). is it a very old version, or -shivers- a Vista one?
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Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:07 pm

Pocus wrote:that is really strange. I use it too (and everybody in the team). is it a very old version, or -shivers- a Vista one?


It is 2003, and no, only my laptop has Vista (shudder).

Anyway, I am able to muddle around it, it is probably due to North American characters and European characters in transition, and I have to do a specific method of saving in order for it to work. The problem is, I keep on forgetting the steps... Blah!

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Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:28 pm

McNaughton wrote:It is 2003, and no, only my laptop has Vista (shudder).

Anyway, I am able to muddle around it, it is probably due to North American characters and European characters in transition, and I have to do a specific method of saving in order for it to work. The problem is, I keep on forgetting the steps... Blah!


I use open office and haven't had any problems with string additions.

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Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:44 pm

delete the russian column, no patch use it for now, and this will allow you to save the file without unicode.
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