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by ColeValleyGirl
17 Apr 2022 06:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Tab for USA - Modified from neil40's UK Census
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Census Tab for USA - Modified from neil40's UK Census

We prefer people use this link to add downloads to the KB: Add/Update a Download

It allows us to collect all the info we need in a structured fashion.
by ColeValleyGirl
16 Apr 2022 19:04
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin
Replies: 92
Views: 4657

Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin

Mark,

my use case is:
  • planning to migrate to new PC
  • backup
  • restore
If I have a major PC failure, I depend on restoring my entire system (backed up via another program) not a specific FH backup.

And so, dates are irrelevant -- all I need is backup and restore a day (or a few days later).
by ColeValleyGirl
16 Apr 2022 11:50
Forum: Maintaining the KnowledgeBase
Topic: KB Link question
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: KB Link question

No, the get link button does not seem to work for me in the same way the KB chain link does. e.g. I Search for the Property Box: Facts tab and display that Help page. Then get link produces: https://www.family-historian.co.uk/help/fh7/hh_start.htm#propertyboxfactstab.html i.e. It does not display j...
by ColeValleyGirl
16 Apr 2022 08:23
Forum: Maintaining the KnowledgeBase
Topic: KB Link question
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: KB Link question

Re the Help , the Get Link button works for me -- doe it not work for you, Mike?
by ColeValleyGirl
16 Apr 2022 08:19
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Excited to Purchase FH & Happy to Discover AS!
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Excited to Purchase FH & Happy to Discover AS!

Have you found the KnowledgeBase section on Ancestral sources (including the videos?)

Using Ancestral Sources
by ColeValleyGirl
15 Apr 2022 13:06
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: _Witnesses
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: _Witnesses

by ColeValleyGirl
15 Apr 2022 12:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Dealing with AGE anomalies
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Dealing with AGE anomalies

I always put the age as given in the source, even if it's patently inaccurate. FH will display it with a (!) in the fact list to highlight the anomaly if you have a birth date. But you can only be certain that it is an anomalous date if you are certain (and precise) about the birth date. I'm not su...
by ColeValleyGirl
15 Apr 2022 10:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Dealing with AGE anomalies
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Dealing with AGE anomalies

I always put the age as given in the source, even if it's patently inaccurate. FH will display it with a (!) in the fact list to highlight the anomaly if you have a birth date.
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Apr 2022 20:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Standard name
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Standard name

We're getting way off topic, but I have an 1858 marriage of Jane Parry in Caernarvonshire. Her father was Harry Pritchard. It took a lot of work to track down that marriage!
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Apr 2022 14:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Standard name
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Standard name

If I assign a standard (alternate) name to someone the narrative says 'also known as Aaron Sargent' - this statement is not true , he was never known by that nam e, it is just a way to index a standard name. If I uncheck Inc. Alternate names, all alternate names are not used. I don't want that eith...
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Apr 2022 14:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Standard name
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Standard name

We seem to have two possible approaches, if I'm understanding matters correctly. Assumptions: Variant surnames are shown in documents for some individuals; those variants are all to be associated with a single 'standard' surname; no individual should 'display' a name they were never known by. (Foren...
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Apr 2022 13:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Standard name
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Standard name

Mike, I think Linda is talking about recording an equivalent standard name for the many variant names that are found in documents and associated with individuals. And Adrian is suggesting an alternative approach -- not recording the discovered variant names for an individual but recording the 'stand...
by ColeValleyGirl
11 Apr 2022 16:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Back up
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: FH Back up

When you go to File > Project Window, what location shows underneath the list of projects? Is it the location you expect?

It is possible that the sample project and your project are in different directories.
by ColeValleyGirl
11 Apr 2022 11:27
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Checking string is ASCII
Replies: 30
Views: 1212

Re: Checking string is ASCII

Mark, not tested but I've seen suggestions that if you create the ini file as an empty UTF16 file just containing a BOM, it will then accept UTF16 characters. See http://archives.miloush.net/michkap/archive/2006/09/15/754992.html . This is of course assuming that CP are using the relevant Windows A...
by ColeValleyGirl
08 Apr 2022 11:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin
Replies: 92
Views: 4657

Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin

This makes the plugin ever-more complex with various niceties and options added, leading to an unsustainable maintenance overhead as user requests pile up. I have often thought that trying to be all things to all users makes a plugin hard to use and hard to maintain. I too will probably stick with ...
by ColeValleyGirl
07 Apr 2022 12:41
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin
Replies: 92
Views: 4657

Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin

I'd also like to see the ability to zip the files without extra software.
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Apr 2022 17:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Checking string is ASCII
Replies: 30
Views: 1212

Re: Checking string is ASCII

With reference to chcp, I'd be interest to hear how people interpret this (form chcp . Programs that you start after you assign a new code page use the new code page. However, programs (except Cmd.exe) that you started before assigning the new code page will continue to use the original code page. W...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Apr 2022 12:26
Forum: Maintaining the KnowledgeBase
Topic: Link to CP
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Link to CP

Pretty sure Quick Links is a standard part of the phpBB software; don't know if it could be customised.

There's a link on the Home page under Introduction.
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Apr 2022 11:39
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Checking string is ASCII
Replies: 30
Views: 1212

Re: Checking string is ASCII

Helen, did you mean to post that same SO link twice? Yes, I've seen that SO thread and several others. This is the other link I meant to share: https://stackoverflow.com/q/388490/1943174 which has more recent content and which Mark may find helpful, especially the comment about things depending on ...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Apr 2022 09:55
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Checking string is ASCII
Replies: 30
Views: 1212

Re: Checking string is ASCII

Regarding point 2. a CMD batch script can contain full UTF-8 characters if you change its Code Page. Start the .bat file with the CHange Code Page command for page 65001 which is UTF-8: CHCP 65001 That works on any PC and temporarily allows the CMD application to use full UTF-8 characters during th...
by ColeValleyGirl
05 Apr 2022 17:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup - One Drive
Replies: 30
Views: 1412

Re: Backup - One Drive

If we're comparing backup regimes.... here's mine. Although I admit it won't be possible for most people, there may be ideas that others can take away. Primary data: on my PC 'hard disk'. (It's an M2 drive but serves the same purpose). Synchronised: to OneDrive using a Microsoft 365 subscription. Th...
by ColeValleyGirl
05 Apr 2022 15:16
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Checking string is ASCII
Replies: 30
Views: 1212

Re: Checking string is ASCII

I'm missing something...

Why not just create an empty UTF16 Ini file wherever you want to put it using

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fhSaveTextFile(strFilePath,"", "UTF-16LE")
and then access it via fhGetIniFileValue and fhSetIniFileValue?
by ColeValleyGirl
05 Apr 2022 13:41
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Checking string is ASCII
Replies: 30
Views: 1212

Re: Checking string is ASCII

It may not be by design, Mark. The documentation of the Windows ini file API is pretty poor, as that reference I gave you suggests, so CP may not even be aware of the way it works.