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Re: running syntax file from ui vs running syntax file from command prom

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: running syntax file from ui vs running syntax file from command prompt
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:01:27 -0700

Well, I solved the problem for you, but it's still terrifically confusing and in the long run we need some better approach, so I'll try to keep thinking about it.

On Apr 9, 2014 8:42 PM, "Kees Varekamp" <address@hidden> wrote:
You are completely right - it looks fine now!

Awesome, thanks.


On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 3:27 PM, Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 09, 2014 at 09:09:28PM +1200, Kees Varekamp wrote:
> I am trying to run a utf-8 syntax script in PSPP 0.8.2 on win7 64bit, but I
> think there is a problem when I run the a syntax file from the command line:
>  --syntax-encoding as a start param does not seem to work:
> I have tried:
> "C:\Program Files\PSPP\bin\pspp.exe" file.sps -b -o
> log.txt--syntax-encoding=UTF-8
> "C:\Program Files\PSPP\bin\pspp.exe" file.sps -b -o
> log.txt--syntax-encoding=utf-8
> "C:\Program Files\PSPP\bin\pspp.exe" file.sps -b -o
> log.txt--syntax-encoding=UTF8
> "C:\Program Files\PSPP\bin\pspp.exe" file.sps -b -o
> log.txt--syntax-encoding="UTF-8
> "
> "C:\Program Files\PSPP\bin\pspp.exe" --syntax-encoding="UTF-8" file.sps -b
> -o log.txt
> All with no success - my Thai characters get garbled. However, when I load
> the script through the gui (and select UTF-8 from the dialog) it works
> perfectly. So I think this command line param just doesn't work.

The encoding of a syntax file is independent of the encoding of the
active file.  --syntax-encoding controls the former.  "SET LOCALE"
controls the latter.  If you add "SET LOCALE='utf-8'" to the top of your
syntax file, it ought to work as expected.  (Both encodings default to
the system locale, so switching to a UTF-8 locale should also work.)

Kees Varekamp
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