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* [http://heiner-eichmann.de/gedcom/charset.htm ANSEL and Unicode GEDCOM sample files]
 
* [http://heiner-eichmann.de/gedcom/charset.htm ANSEL and Unicode GEDCOM sample files]
 
* [http://www.familyhistoriansoftware.co.uk/compare/gedcom-test.htm Calico Pie's GEDCOM Coverage Test]
 
* [http://www.familyhistoriansoftware.co.uk/compare/gedcom-test.htm Calico Pie's GEDCOM Coverage Test]
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* [http://ancestorsnow.blogspot.com/2011/07/vged.html VGed] (Windows OS)
  
 
==Converting ANSEL to Unicode and back==
 
==Converting ANSEL to Unicode and back==

Revision as of 07:30, 30 December 2011

GEDCOM stands for Genealogical Data Communications and is a file format specification developed by the Family and Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It allows different genealogical software programs to share data with each other.

GEDCOM References

GEDCOM Testing

Converting ANSEL to Unicode and back

  • GRAMPS exports and imports ANSEL GEDCOM, but not all codes are supported. Test the output on the character ? which is used if a character is not understood
  • Perl MARC::Charset module: Available on cpan, and well supported . Can convert MARC8 to Unicode and back. As ANSEL is a subset of MARC8 (consisting of the (extended) latin characters) it will convert all ANSEL GEDCOMS to Unicode. (:arrow:) More info, and a script that can convert: see the attachment to bug 831.
  • marc4j - Java implementation of a convertor, also MARC8 to Unicode. Unclear if it converts correctly combined unicode characters.

ANSEL/MARC References

Unofficial ANSEL to Unicode conversion lists

These cover the original ANSEL spec, now preseded by MARC8.

See also