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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Here's a tip for those who find it hard to enter foreign characters, like characters with accents, umlauts or other "embellishments".

https://www.typeit.org/

I put embellishments in quotes, because those who use these languages would not neccesarily consider them just embellishments, but I couldn't think of a better word. In Swedish, for example, å, ä and ö are not characters with embellishments, they are actually separate letters (at the end of the alphabet).

So no need any longer to aggravate the French by entering François as Francois. 
Note, though, that not all characters are supported in DVD Profiler, like the Czech š or ž.
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It is better to use the Windows Tool "Character Map", because this only shows the allowed charactes (using the Windows Western character map)...
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorDanae Cassandra
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I believe the term is diacritical marks.  I usually go to wikipedia and find the one I need and copy/paste.
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I believe the term is diacritical marks.  I usually go to wikipedia and find the one I need and copy/paste.

This does not work! - Wikipedia uses UTF encoding instead of the Windows Western character set, which is used in DVD Profiler...
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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It is better to use the Windows Tool "Character Map", because this only shows the allowed charactes (using the Windows Western character map)...

Well, the character map isn't organized in a very user friendly way. Here you can select the country you want and only get those that are relevant for that country. And actually š and ž are in the character map. So exactly why Profiler doesn't support them I don't know. Same problem as Wikipedia - character sets?

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I believe the term is diacritical marks.

Absolutely right! I used to know that from when I was translating a word processing program a long time ago. But old age and memory ... 
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... Here you can select the country you want and only get those that are relevant for that country.

When you select Check you can select the characters č and ň - just as an example - which are definitly not included in an international character map. Same issue as with wikipedia: most internet sites use UTF while DVD Profiler is limited to a single Windows character mapping.
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And actually š and ž are in the character map. So exactly why Profiler doesn't support them I don't know.

That's a more complex area...

In fact the main window (scroll to the right to see it in the background) supports these characters (as the website does), while the edit windows don't:


Even better is the cast information Window:
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorDanae Cassandra
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I believe the term is diacritical marks.  I usually go to wikipedia and find the one I need and copy/paste.

This does not work! - Wikipedia uses UTF encoding instead of the Windows Western character set, which is used in DVD Profiler...

Huh, has generally worked for me with the common ones - acute, grave, cedilla, umlaut, circumflex and ñ
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Yes, the Windows clipboard does a pretty good job. As long as the character exists in your locally used codepage it will be translated. But especially if your Windows system uses a codepage different from "Windows Western" the translation pretends to work while it fails...
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wish we could add this ō to the database, i have a title that needs to be edited but it cant 
http://www.mulligansmovies.com/
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Well I took this as a challenge to develop a better program for foreign characters in one day. 
I call it DpCharTool and you can read about it here.
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Gunnar
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