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  • Jean GIRAUD
    Guest replied
    RE: special caracters as field names

    I have different problems
    1) When I import pre-existing tables whith french characters used in records, I get surprising results

    2) when I type in some field of some record, I cannot use Alt Gr+0 to get @ as I do here
    The Alt Gr key just does not work.
    I am using a french keyboard.
    All the following are forbidden to me


    Of course I never use such crazy characters in field names!

    I have a 30 days license to evaluate Alfa five V4 and this is the first problem that I cannot solve.

    Thanks for your help


    Jean Giraud

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  • whanigsberg
    RE: special caracters as field names

    Hi to you both:

    Jay has a point about the accented characters in field names. However, this problem does extend further. Here in Montral I have occasion to index fields the contents of which may contain accented characters. It may sometimes be necessary to manipulate the case of field entries. Furthermore, accented characters sort differently from their non-accented counterparts so I had to (with the help of this board) come up with a function to substitute for the accented characters in index expressions and elsewhere. In addition I had some machines with French keyboards writing to the same tables as machines with English keyboards.

    I presume nobody will be shocked to learn that there have been issues. I'm currently having to do a bit more research into these matters than I initially signed on for. I'll keep you posted.


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  • Jay Talbott
    RE: special caracters as field names

    At the risk of sounding ethnocentric (which I am not..some of my best friends are ethnos , why worry about the field name, when you can substitute any label on a form, browse, or report?

    If the end user sees the special characters, isn't that enough?


    Jay Talbott

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  • Bruno Lara
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    RE: special caracters as field names

    Just rermember another strange thing... If the field is automatic upercase, the leters with acentation and the "" are not upercased

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  • Bruno Lara
    Guest started a topic special caracters as field names

    special caracters as field names

    Just to inform that one have to be very careful when using special leters (i.e. portuguese one) to name the fields or to use them as alias. The program does not like it a bit!! When doing a browse table, the fields disapear and some other strange things happend.
    On the other hand, be aware that in Alpha5, comes after Z (due to the special leter)