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Re: PSPPire problems

From: Michel Boaventura
Subject: Re: PSPPire problems
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 20:46:50 -0300

> That's not generally true.  It would be more accurate to say:
>  Spss, when running on windows, generates data files using the
>  encoding of the current user's locale.

But as far as I know, only SPSS 16 runs on Linux. So I suppose that if you have
a .sav file,  probably it was made on Windows.

> In your case, this encoding is likely to be CP1252, however for Matej
> and other people in Eastern Europe CP1257 is more probable, in Greece
> it'll be CP1253, and in Korea, Japan and Thailand something else.  So
> there is no single "windows encoding".  Furthermore, what spss does on
> operating systems other than Windows is likely to be different again.

So, for example, if Matej send me a file who he made on windows,
I will not be able to see the non-ascii chars on my windows?

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