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iCal now supported by ICS files
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 10:17

Finally I figured out why iCal wasn't able to import the ICS files produced by Roster2Outlook. Thanks to the help of someone with a Mac I came to the conclusion that Roster2Outlook was using the wrong text encoding. I suspected this before but found the default text encoding from Roster2Outlook was also supported by iCal. Now I realized that this encoding creates some hidden characters at the beginning of the file which are ignored by Windows/Outlook, but are giving errors when trying to read the file on a Mac.

So I changed the text encoding to one that is 100% supported by Mac and Windows and was able to import the created ICS file into iCal. I also tested the new encoding with Outlook, Google and Thunderbird without any problems.

Good news for people who have access to a windows machine to generate the ICS file and want to import this ICS file in iCal on their Mac. But you still need Windows to run Roster2Outlook.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 10:27