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Re: Problems with data import from LimeSurvey


From: Dr. Holger Handstein
Subject: Re: Problems with data import from LimeSurvey
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:14:06 +0200
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Thanks Ben, thanks John,

I will report the problem to the LimeSurvey developers as well.

Given the setup of the PSPP project it will probably take some time until the windows version will be able to read these LS files as well, right?

Holger

Am 25.04.2013 08:06, schrieb John Darrington:
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 
applications
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 
bug.

J'


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