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From acoli...@apache.org
Subject Re: [poi] Problem with encoding
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 22:07:30 GMT
Excel wants cp1252 for most things...  It just does.  When I get home 
(I'm on the road) I'll look at the dev kit...it may be that by changing the
codepage record we can handle things a bit nicer, but eeez kinda picky 
about that and regardless of what AIX may support, when
you open the Excel sheet it will be on Windows generally (or a 
semi-emulation of it on Mac/Linux) and you'll have to write it in an
encoding supported by Excel for Windows...


Rainer Klute wrote:

>Am Mittwoch, den 09.11.2005, 07:25 -0500 schrieb acoliver@apache.org:
>>We should be universally handling the issues mentioned here: 
>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows-1252 by intercepting character 
>>differences and writing them out properly.  Thus HSSF should force 
>>8859-1 encoding but should then kind of do a replace on the characters. 
>>  If someone wants to contribute I can point them in the right direction.
>Um, no. Enforcing ISO 8859-1 as character code would be of limited use
>only. These reason is that like Windows Codepage 1252 it represents only
>a limited set of characters. UTF-8 is the preferred character encoding.
>However, POI should not forbid to create strings in other character
>encodings, be it ISO 8859-1, cp1252 or whatever.
>By the way, HPSF does a nice job of supporting a lot of different
>character encodings. At least there are no problems I am aware of. I
>suggest you have a look at it.
>Best regards
>Rainer Klute
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