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 +====== RIMMF3 and Unicode ======
  
 +We are currently working on a Unicode version of RIMMF3 and it is almost ready to go.
 +((All that remains to do is evaluate a few hundred compiler warnings, each of which takes about a minute or two. ETA for this work is early spring 2015.))
 +
 +When the Unicode version is ready it will replace the current one. There will be no difference in functionality--other than the fact that Unicode data will display properly. 
 +
 +In the meantime, all diacritics are being escape encoded ((which is probably a good way to store this data, even in a Unicode application)). For example:
 +
 +  Zürich
 +
 +will display in RIMMF3 as:
 +
 +  Zu\u0308rich
 +  
 +with
 +
 +  \u0308
 +  
 +encoding the combining umlaut or diaeresis. 
 +
 +To add diacritics to your data manually, each character should be entered as follows:
 +
 +  \u + the UTF-16 code of the character in hexadecimal (4 characters)
 +  
 +You can find these hexadecimal codes in many places on the web; the one we use is [[http://www.fileformat.info/|http://www.fileformat.info/]]
 +
 +We would recommend not using the Windows method for direct entry of diacritics in the interim.
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