Terminology import from CSV file with umlauts
Thread poster: Tobias Werner

Tobias Werner  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:45
English to German
Oct 9, 2009


today I've tried to import a terminology list from a MS Excel file with English and German terminology. I saved the Excel file as CSV and also tried TXT, same result.

When I import the file into my MemoQ termbase, the German umlauts (ä, ö, ü) are not transferred correctly. Does anyone have the same problem?

Best regards


Peter Linton  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:45
Member (2002)
Swedish to English
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ANSI or UTF Oct 9, 2009

In my experience, it may depend on whether your file is in ANSI format lor UTF. That certainly applies in Trados - a file imported to Workbench must be ANSI, whereas for MultiTerm it must be UTF (UTF-8).
I use a text editor called UEdit to save in the required format. Perhaps someone has a better solution.


Tobias Werner  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:45
English to German
Thanks for the hint! Oct 9, 2009

I was able to fix it now. Instead of using the standard file coding UTF-8 I used UTF-7 during the import and everything seems to be fine now.



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