GEDCOM file problems, 1/2 of some names missing, ? instead of letters

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I have brought over GECOM file from My Heritage, but it ha problem = incomplete name.  Cannot correct in thi fiel
in WikiTree Help by Lida Simon G2G1 (1.7k points)

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Delete the GEDCOM and upload it again. Contact a GEDCOM/GEDCOMpare Mentor.

See: Current GEDCOMPare Process

by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
I have downloaded and brought over here the GEDCOM 4x now and it is still the same.  Some long surnames have the 8 letters cut to 4, others are missing all together.  I could not see how to delete the GEDCOMs I have here.

Why is it impossible to copy and paste to here?  Last time I was trying to ask the question my computer was playing up - it refused to do s or d.  I was unable to correct by spellchecker or paste the question here.
The problem may be with the export from MyHeritage.

There does not seem to be an option for choosing the character code set when you export from MyHeritage (I just checked). As far as I know, it should be UTF-8.

Long ago, when I had decided to close my paid account with MyHeritage I exported what I had there - and all my dear Swedish Å-å-Ä-ä-Ö-ö characters were mangled.
Thanks.  I did get a GEDCOM from my heritage couple of years ago with no problem regarding the Czech characters back then.  Looks like MH does not want me transfer my tree elsewhere.

I deleted the 4 bad GEDCOMs and uploaded it again; see if it is any better when it comes through.

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