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post Jul 25 2005, 08:44 AM
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There is a problem to open Tiff (or Jpeg) file having some symbols from some European languages (such as O with dots, or A with dots). The program reports usupported file format. sad.gif If to rename the file, everything works well. I did not find the solution in Preferences or somewhere else. sad.gif Is it possible to correct?
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post Jul 25 2005, 08:51 PM
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QUOTE (hare @ Jul 25 2005, 09:44 AM)
There is a problem to open Tiff (or Jpeg) file having some symbols from some European languages (such as O with dots, or A with dots). The program reports usupported file format. sad.gif If to rename the file, everything works well. I did not find the solution in Preferences or somewhere else. sad.gif Is it possible to correct?
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This is a known problem with some versions of Microsoft Windows. The problem is with the operating system, and occurs with most application programs. The solution is to rename the files. (The common DOS rule still applies: Only use US characters in the range 32-127).

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post Aug 1 2005, 10:17 AM
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QUOTE (Peter @ Jul 25 2005, 09:51 PM)
This is a known problem with some versions of Microsoft Windows. The problem is with the operating system, and occurs with most application programs. The solution is to rename the files. (The common DOS rule still applies: Only use US characters in the range 32-127).
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Thanks for your kind reply. It seems to be strange, because Photoshop sees and opens such files with no problem. But PMView does not see them at all. sad.gif
Generally you are absolutely right about DOS rule but it is interesting to solve the problem not to pass it around. smile.gif

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post Aug 3 2005, 12:43 PM
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Hmm.. The problem I was referring to was such that even Windows itself could not open the file.

I just tried renaming a file to "L'image à côté de moi.jpg". PMView sees it, and opens it just fine. "Scandinaver ÅÄÖåäö.jpg" also works just great...

Could you please give an example of a file name that PMView cannot open?

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post Aug 11 2005, 11:22 AM
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Well, after some tests it seems that a problem in a path name identification. To put it more precisely in incompatibility with code pages (particularly Russian one).

1. If it is
e:\Pitäjänkartta 1-20 000.tiff
everything works well. PMView sees the file and opens it.

2. But if it is
E:\Rubbish\Maps\Карельский перешеек\Pitäjänkartta 1-20 000.tiff
PMView does not see the file and does not open it saying "Cannot open file". But it shows a full path name (at the bottom) correct...

Карельский перешеек - it is in Russian

I am not sure that it is a problem of PMView, perhaps of W2k...

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post Aug 11 2005, 11:26 AM
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QUOTE (Guest @ Aug 11 2005, 12:22 PM)
I am not sure that it is a problem of PMView, perhaps of W2k...

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P.S. But Photoshop opens that file in both cases, without regard to the path name. smile.gif
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post Aug 12 2005, 09:45 PM
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QUOTE (Guest @ Aug 11 2005, 12:22 PM)
I am not sure that it is a problem of PMView, perhaps of W2k...


Hmmm... This sounds like a codepage problem.

Maybe Photoshop is Unicode enabled? That would explain why it can cope with it...

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post Oct 19 2005, 08:20 PM
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I can now easily repeat the problem here.

The problem is that PMView is not a UNICODE enabled application. One good reason for this is because UNICODE enabled applications do not run on Windows 95/98.

I'm currently looking into making a future version of PMView Unicode enabled without dropping 95/98 support or releasing two different versions. (Several solutions to the problem have been made available lately).

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