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I have several contact names in my windows address book with hebrew characters in the names. When I export the book to a csv, those names become ??????????. How can I fix this?

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I'm not sure it's fixable, to be honest... I've had much trouble even with relatively basic stuff such as ė or ū, in the end I just copy-pasted everything to Outlook. – grawity Jul 18 '12 at 22:40
@grawity even when I copy and paste to Outlook I end up with ?????? in the names instead of the Hebrew characters. – just.another.programmer Jul 19 '12 at 6:32
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It's not really an answer within the scope of my original question, but I was able to do this using Windows 7.

  1. I exported the contacts from XP's address book as a WAB file
  2. Copied the WAB to a Windows 7 computer
  3. Imported the wab file to Windows contacts on Windows 7
  4. Used Windows 7 to export a csv

I know it's convoluted, but this seems to be a limitation of the XP Address Book export feature!

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