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== vcf 3.0 to 2.1 conversion workaround ==
  
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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.
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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:
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sed -r -e 's/;TYPE=([^,]+),[^;]+([;:])/;TYPE=\1\2;/g' old.vcf | iconv -t 'ascii//TRANSLIT' > new.vcf
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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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Other than that, I get plenty of
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found unknown attribute in vobject, TEL
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warnings. Any idea where those come from? --[[User:Ockham|Ockham]] 23:30, 27 September 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)

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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)