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Re: bug#47885: [PATCH] org-table-import: Make it more smarter for intera

From: Maxim Nikulin
Subject: Re: bug#47885: [PATCH] org-table-import: Make it more smarter for interactive use
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 23:38:47 +0700
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On 28/04/2021 15:37, Utkarsh Singh wrote:
+List of preferred separator (in order of preference):
+comma, TAB, semicolon, colon or SPACE.
I will hardly be using this feature heavily, so I do not insist that the following must be taken into account. Just some considerations...

There are locales where comma is used as decimal separator 23,5 (e.g. ru_RU.UTF-8). Office software and applications oriented to office users often use semicolon as field separator. There are still may be plenty of numbers with fractional part, so with commas. Likely ";" should be tried at first for such locales.

However the same user may have enough CSV files that are really "comma separated", e.g. results of numerical simulation where localization is intentionally ignored, data obtained from some equipment, etc.

Some files (e.g. downloaded bank statements) may be in legacy 8-bit encoding instead of UTF-8.

As a result, sometimes the only convenient way is to try various options with interactive preview.

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