I am transalting a 15-page brochure to 23 languages and I keep running into obstacles. While I finally managed to get data to merge properly I seem to get another problem which is messed up text after the merge. The special symbols for every language are gone, instead I get some messed up strings of unknown characters. If I paste manually everything is fine and dandy. Any suggestions?
U can try in excel.. safe as txt file UTF-16 en try merging from that.
See the source file encoding. It may not be appropriate so InDesign will not translate characters correctly.