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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:45:35 +1200
OK thanks for that.
I'll figure out another way to load the data then - probably utf-8 csv.
On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 16:34, Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>
> It doesnt help though :-(It interprets the column positions as byte offsets within a line.
> Now i've got
> SET LOCALE='UTF-8'.
> DATA LIST FILE='/home/kees/mnt/mro/Projects/Radar/J10158_Carpet/J10158/
> 0158chn.EXT' FIXED INTNR 1-8 ..
> This gives me lots of errors like this one for example:
> warning: Data for variable S1_1 is not valid as format F: Field contents are
> not numeric.
> Which makes me think that the multibyte characters are not correctly read,
> causing the data to be shifted. If I convert the file to ascii it reads OK,
> but then (obviously) the Chinese will be garbled.
It's inconvenient and doesn't make sense to me, but that's
actually what SPSS does too, if I properly recall the results of
experiments I did a while back.