Keywords entered in exiftools

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RuFe
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Keywords entered in exiftools

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Hi,
My pictures contain several keywords written with exiftools to be used as Filters eg in WordPress Picture Plugins. They appear in the Info-frame of xnview as space separated words (as I have written them by exiftools).

If I use xnview Tools-Metadata-Edit IPTC... the Keywords are displayed as typed-in: separated by spaces. However, if I edit the Keywords for an empty Keywords Tag via this tool they appear in separate lines in xnview. In this case the Keywords work fine in WordPress, but as space separated Keywords they don't.

Does somebody know how to enter the Keywords via exiftool in such a way that they appear in xnview as separated lines? I import the Keywords in exiftools from a csv file, exported from my pictures database (it has many files with different Keywords).

The same holds for Categories.
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Re: Keywords entered in exiftools

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by using a semi comma??
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Re: Keywords entered in exiftools

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Thanks for reply,
everything of ; Space / \ | + * did not give the results wanted.
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Re: Keywords entered in exiftools

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Problem solved: running

exiftool.pl -sep "/" -csv=metadata.csv -ext jpg . -overwrite_original

imports list entries for keywords from metadata.csv if the are separated by /

other charaters may be used as : ; \ as well.
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Re: Keywords entered in exiftools

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... to add: "\" does not work".
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