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Czech special characters
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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I have always been under the impression that it is impossible to use the Chech letters Š and Ž in DVD Profiler because they are not supported in the character set that Profiler uses. It turns out that this is not entirely true.

It appears that they do work in some parts of Profiler, but not in others. For example:



That's just a test. I don't actually have a caron over the S in my last name. But it illustrates that you can have Š in a name (and Ž as well). But you must enter the name via Add Cast Member (or Add Crew Member). It does not work to copy the data from an external source. And - if you wonder - Š is Alt-0138 or Alt-0154, and Ž is Alt-0142 or Alt-0158 (upper and lower case).

Want to see a real example of this? Download UPC 8594159070042 (Cesta do praveku)

This warrants the question: Should you use Š and Ž, that only works in parts of Profiler, or should you enter them as S and Z, respectively? Any thoughts?
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Well, some further testing gave me the answer, I think.

It seems that all other characters with a caron are transformed to their base characters when entered in DVD Profiler. I guess Ken just missed Š and Ž. So the answer must be to use the base characters for them, too, e.g. S and Z.

Sorry, Czech users!
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This all took me into investigative mood regarding foreign characters in general. What I found was that there are quite a few accented characters that are automatically transformed into their base characters in DVD Profiler.

The Dutch ligature ij and the Romanian ș ț (s-comma, t-comma) turn into question marks, as does all cyrillic characters and most Greek characters.

The above mentioned Chech  Š and Ž turn into underscores when pasted directly into cast (unlike if entered in Add Cast/Crew, as mentioned above).
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