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Local encoding crashes in SPSS 26/27

  • 1.  Local encoding crashes in SPSS 26/27

    Posted Thu September 16, 2021 07:28 AM
    This problem probably concerns some general encoding feature. For me it appears while doing two operations:

    1. OUTPUT EXPORT (to Excel): when I specify a sheet name containing local characters (in windows-1250) I can't open this this file properly or sometimes not at all. I always receive message that workbook has errors and it is possible to retrieve data. After successful recovery it seems that the only affected data were sheet names with local characters (Excel renames them).

    2. SAVE CODEPAGE: version 26 was from time to time totally messing up files but as far as I see version 27 is possibly fixed. However, when I convert Unicode files to local (in 27) I see that name of the file contains non-understandable characters. For example 'TEST ĄĘŁÓĆ.sav' is converted to 'TEST ĄĘŁĂ"Ć.sav'.

    Previously I used versions 24 and 25 and I did not experienced such problems. Is it possible to fix these bugs?

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    Konrad Gałuszko
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  • 2.  RE: Local encoding crashes in SPSS 26/27

    Posted Thu September 16, 2021 08:56 AM
    I presume that you are running Statistics in code page mode when these problems occur.  In Unicode mode, there should be no problem with the Excel export as both programs would be using Unicode.

    If you are trying to save codepage data to Excel or some other format, it would use that setting in SPSS to convert the character representation, I think you may have the SPSS locale set incorrectly.  What do you see if you run SHOW LOCALE in a syntax window?  You should see that the setting is
    pl_PL.windows-1250  (on Windows).

    You can change this setting by running
    SET LOCALE=POLISH.

    By default, the SPSS locale is set to the locale set for Windows, so if your Windows system is set to English, you would see problems such as you describe.

    Once you set the locale in Windows, it will be remembered for future sessions.

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  • 3.  RE: Local encoding crashes in SPSS 26/27

    Posted Mon September 20, 2021 08:46 AM
    set
    mprint on
    mexpand on
    format F8.0
    locale = "Polish"
    olang = Polish
    printback on
    defolang = Polish
    digitgrouping = yes
    leadzero = yes
    small = 0
    unicode = on
    cca = "-.. zł.".

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    Afaq Khan
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  • 4.  RE: Local encoding crashes in SPSS 26/27

    Posted Thu September 16, 2021 09:10 AM
    Sadly it seems that none of issues you described apply to my case.

    1. As I use Python 3 in SPSS I do not turn codepage mode on. Moreover, on status bar I always see 'Unicode:WŁ.' (which means Unicode is turned on).
    2. Concerning locale settings in general - when working I almost always run lines below. Maybe they cause these errors?
    set
    mprint on
    mexpand on
    format F8.0
    locale = "Polish"
    olang = Polish
    printback on
    defolang = Polish
    digitgrouping = yes
    leadzero = yes
    small = 0
    unicode = on
    cca = "-.. zł.".


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    Konrad Gałuszko
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  • 5.  RE: Local encoding crashes in SPSS 26/27

    Posted Thu September 16, 2021 12:19 PM
    I tried using a Polish sheet name in V28 (Unicode mode), and it worked.  However, I tried this in 27.0.1, and I saw the problem you reported.  So apparently there was a bug in 27 that is fixed in 28.

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