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Re: Problems with data import from LimeSurvey

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Problems with data import from LimeSurvey
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:06:47 +0200
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On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:33:45PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 08:36:13PM +0200, Dr. Holger Handstein wrote:
     > Also, I've attached the syntax file. Maybe this helps?
     The syntax file begins with a UTF-8 "byte order mark".  PSPP didn't
     handle that correctly, but I've now pushed a fix to the repository.

It's good to know that PSPP now can read such files.  However I don't understand
why Limesurvey decided to generate such a thing.  There will be lots of 
which cannot read these files, including older spss versions.  Furthermore 
"byte order mark" in UTF8 is useless, since UTF8 can only have one byte order.

Dr Handstein, I suggest that you report this to the Limesurvey developers as a 


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