A German reader observes that dragging address cards into Tinderbox works fine, unless the person’s name happens to include an umlaut, So, "Mark Bernstein" is imported, but "Peter Nürnberg" winds up as Untitled.
After much sleuthing, it turns out that the data dragged from the address book is plain ascii text if that suffices, and UTF-16 unicode if it doesn’t. Tinderbox was prepared to cope with UTF-8, but found the sudden appearance of UFT-16 a little bit unnerving.
The dull corridors of release notes, such as
Address-book vcards of people whose names contain diacritics are now handled correctly when dragging into a Tinderbox view
frequently hide tales of wonder, surprise, and mystery.