data dropped when upgrading from 1.8.9 to 2.2

Geert Janssens info at
Sun Oct 12 16:13:35 EDT 2008

On Sunday 12 October 2008, Christian Stimming wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 12. Oktober 2008 21:16 schrieb Richard Bradley:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've managed to get my old FreeBSD box running again, so that I can
> > compare the differences between 1.8.9 and the current version.
> >
> > Basically: my 1.8.9 accounts are read fine by the current version on
> > Ubuntu (2.2.4), but lots of data gets dropped when I load them into the
> > current version on Windows (2.2.5).
> Very weird. As it works with the Ubuntu version, my guess would go into the
> direction of character encoding problems: The 1.8.x file was missing an
> explicit specification of the character encoding used in the file, and even
> a mixup of multiple encodings would have been possible. Not so in 2.x:
> There will be one single encoding used in the file (UTF-8) and this will
> also be noted in the very first line of the file. However, all sorts of
> problems can occur during upgrading the 1.8 file with unknown encoding into
> the 2.x file.
> Maybe the Ubuntu 2.2.4 version luckily picked up the correct encoding when
> importing the old file, but the windows version was not so lucky...
> Christian
Not that I know much about this, but it may be worth mentioning anyway...

Christian's explanation would mean that if you manage to load the file 
successfully in Ubuntu with version 2.2.4 and save the file there, that saved 
file should have the correct character encodings set. It may be worth to try 
and load this new file into the 2.2.5 Windows version of Gnucash. Chances are 
this will work now and you won't need the overhead of VirtualBox.



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