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What I found is a [http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-td784024 mailing list thread] with a workaround using sed and iconv. The command needed is:
 
What I found is a [http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-td784024 mailing list thread] with a workaround using sed and iconv. The command needed is:
  
sed -r -e 's/;TYPE=([^,]+),[^;]+([;:])/;TYPE=\1\2;/g' old.vcf | iconv -t 'ascii//TRANSLIT' > new.vcf  
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sed -r -e 's/;TYPE=([^,]+),[^;]+([;:])/;TYPE=\1\2;/g' old.vcf | iconv -t 'ascii//TRANSLIT' > new.vcf
  
 
This transliterates special characters. I'll try to find out if it is also able to convert the special chars properly.
 
This transliterates special characters. I'll try to find out if it is also able to convert the special chars properly.
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warnings. Any idea where those come from? --[[User:Ockham|Ockham]] 23:30, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
 
warnings. Any idea where those come from? --[[User:Ockham|Ockham]] 23:30, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
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nevermind. i found out myself and added a section to the article. --[[User:Ockham|Ockham]] 18:34, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
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== exporting ==
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I would like to neaten this up by either creating a new page for exporting or put everything related to contact management here ergo renaming the page. thoughts?
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[[User:Monkeypanic|Monkeypanic]] 02:59, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

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[edit] vcf 3.0 to 2.1 conversion workaround

I'm trying to import my contacts from evolution, which can apparently only export vcf 3.0, and I couldn't find a converter to 2.1. What I found is a mailing list thread with a workaround using sed and iconv. The command needed is:

sed -r -e 's/;TYPE=([^,]+),[^;]+([;:])/;TYPE=\1\2;/g' old.vcf | iconv -t 'ascii//TRANSLIT' > new.vcf

This transliterates special characters. I'll try to find out if it is also able to convert the special chars properly. Other than that, I get plenty of

found unknown attribute in vobject, TEL

warnings. Any idea where those come from? --Ockham 23:30, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

nevermind. i found out myself and added a section to the article. --Ockham 18:34, 28 September 2008 (UTC)


[edit] exporting

I would like to neaten this up by either creating a new page for exporting or put everything related to contact management here ergo renaming the page. thoughts? Monkeypanic 02:59, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

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vcf 3.0 to 2.1 conversion workaround

I'm trying to import my contacts from evolution, which can apparently only export vcf 3.0, and I couldn't find a converter to 2.1. What I found is a mailing list thread with a workaround using sed and iconv. The command needed is:

sed -r -e 's/;TYPE=([^,]+),[^;]+([;:])/;TYPE=\1\2;/g' old.vcf | iconv -t 'ascii//TRANSLIT' > new.vcf

This transliterates special characters. I'll try to find out if it is also able to convert the special chars properly. Other than that, I get plenty of

found unknown attribute in vobject, TEL

warnings. Any idea where those come from? --Ockham 23:30, 27 September 2008 (UTC)