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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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A small tool to help you write foreign characters.
You can write as normal in the textbox, and just click the desired character from the buttons.
You don't have to move the cursor back to the textbox after clicking a button - just keep writing.
You can select Tools/On top to keep the window on top while you're working in Profiler.
Characters in red are not supported in DVD Profiler, and clicking a red button produces the base character instead.
For Greek, Russian and Ukranian you can hover the mouse pointer over a button to see its corresponding Western character.

DpCharTool 1.0.0
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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If you feel that there are characters missing, or characters that don't belong in a certain language, please let me know so I can correct that. Thank you!
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorAiAustria
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Good idea, but not the correct character set!

Brief check for the Czech characters shows that the following characters are NOT included in the western character set:
čďěňřťů
... and therefore illegal.

While šž are inlcluded although they are not fully supported.

... and just for my curiosity: Do the ťď really translate to the upper case ŤĎ?
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Brief check for the Czech characters shows that the following characters are NOT included in the western character set:
čďěňřťů
... and therefore illegal.

They work here (obviously) and they work in Profiler (I tested), so how are they "illegal"? Am I missing something?
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While šž are inlcluded although they are not fully supported.

I think you missed what it means that they are in red. Those buttons produce their base character s and z respectively, just because they are not fully supported.
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Do the ťď really translate to the upper case ŤĎ?

I don't know, you'd have to ask Microsoft about that; it is what their function ToUpper produces.
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Many thanks, Gunnar, for yet another nifty little tool! Much appreciated.     
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorAiAustria
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Quoting GSyren:
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Brief check for the Czech characters shows that the following characters are NOT included in the western character set:
čďěňřťů
... and therefore illegal.

They work here (obviously) and they work in Profiler (I tested), so how are they "illegal"? Am I missing something?

It is not enough, that it seems to work locally!

... and it is not enough, that contributions seem to work, neither.

The online data base, as nearly all areas of DVD Profiler, uses an eight bit character set. This means all users across the world using the database (and interchanging profiles) have to agree on 256 characters (a little less) they want to use - the character map or codepage. That is fact.

Not fact, but justified suspicion: The used code page is Windows 1252 (Windows Western).

Ongoing speculation: The missing of the šž character in some areas could be a hint, that this parts of the programm doesn't use the Windows character map but the underlying ISO-8859-1

Current Windows versions use unicode to represent all possible characters and the clipboard converts between the different encodings. I don't know how this technically works, but it works.

The same conversions would be needed, when contributing and downloading profiles. - But they are not working. I tested this years ago and can barely remember the details, but the bottom line was: Keep the database within the boundaries of Windows Western. One fact I can remember: different fields are handled differently: Title, Overview, Names, Credited as names, ...
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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This means all users across the world using the database (and interchanging profiles) have to agree on 256 characters (a little less) they want to use - the character map or codepage. That is fact.

Then one would expect the rules to mention this. They don't. So you are saying that Czech users shouldn't use some of their national characters? How are they to know? How is anyone to know? If it is important that they are not used, then why does Profiler accept them?

Anyway, I don't think it is the responsibility of my tool to enforce restrictions that the rules don't mention and that I cannot verify.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorDJ Doena
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How are they to know? How is anyone to know? If it is important that they are not used, then why does Profiler accept them?


It doesn't really accept them as seen in the screenshots in this post: http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=viewtopic&topicID=981292&PageNum=1&messageID=3087420#M3087420



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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Quoting DJ Doena:
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It doesn't really accept them

No, but as you can see I have taken š and ž into account as not fully accepted. All the others are accepted.
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