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    Family Tree programs

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    by nhiep_nguyen ·

    I am trying to build our family tree but unfortunately the two programs I know of (Generations Family Tree and Family Tree Maker) do not support the extended (unicode) character sets. Only Latin-1 is supported in both and thus I cannot write it in Vietnamese.
    Anyone know of one that supports extended codes such as Tahoma?
    Thank you.

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      by cmb from omaha ·

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      I’m actually using a free Excel template to chart my family tree. It can be downloaded at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/TC010219671033.aspx The template as it exists on the site is very low-tech (but it is pretty!). The real power comes if you hyperlink a name on your “tree” to more information and/or photographs on another worksheet within the Excel file. I haven’t explored it yet, but I wonder if you couldn’t also link to or embed audio or video clips pertaining to a person. So the family tree template can serve as a “collapsed view” of your genealogical information, and the “expanded” view for each ancestor comes up by clicking the link. Hope that helps. Personally, I like this Excel approach better than the freeware family tree stuff I’ve seen. Happy hunting!

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        by nhiep_nguyen ·

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        Poster rated this answer.
        Thank you.
        I have one company that says they are developping one app that recognises unicode but it is not yet finhished. Meanwhile your suggestion helps.

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      Reply To: Family Tree programs

      by nhiep_nguyen ·

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