When I transfer Spanish accented references from EBSCO’s MLA database to the Mac, the accented characters are not displaying properly. In Windows, the characters do display correctly. I’ve tried using Safari and Firefox and I tried changing the font from Helvetica to Arial Unicode MS and neither of these changed the display. When I viewed the export data file in TextEdit, it was showing the same display errors (not showing the accented letters correctly), however, I don’t know if TextEdit can be used to display Unicode. I couldn’t get my copy of Pages '08 to open the data file. I sent a copy of the export file from my Mac at home to work where I will check it in Word (where the PC export file displayed correctly).
In another related forum discussion, someone recommended changing the Connection file settings to transfer the data as Unicode. Is that an option? How would I do that with the EBSCO direct export file?
The direct process that I’ve been using with Safari (probably at least one step easier if I used Firefox) is
start direct export
right-click downloaded export file in download window and select “Show in Finder”
right-click file in Finder and select Open + Other
select the EndNote program to open the export file
I’m using EndNote X4 and have seen this on OS X 10.5
I also have a conversation with technical support about this same question.
Have a nice day
John Paul Fullerton