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PSPP-BUG: [bug #12984] need i18n support for identifiers, system & porta

From: John Darrington
Subject: PSPP-BUG: [bug #12984] need i18n support for identifiers, system & portable files
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 01:32:47 +0000
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                 Summary: need i18n support for identifiers, system &
portable files
                 Project: PSPP
            Submitted by: blp
            Submitted on: Thu 05/05/05 at 14:23
                Category: Syntax Parser
                Severity: 5 - Average
                  Status: None
             Assigned to: blp
             Open/Closed: Open
                 Release: Post 0.4.0
                  Effort: 0.00



SPSS supports international characters in variable names, vector names, etc. 
We should too.

Internally, I expect we'll want to use UTF-8.  I don't know what encoding we
should expect to see in command files.  I also don't know what encoding is
used in system files.  We should do some investigation for purposes of

(Also, the SPSS 12 manual, in the section on variable names, implies that
UCS-2 encoding is used internally for variable names.  I don't know whether
to believe that or not.)


Follow-up Comments:

Date: Fri 05/20/05 at 01:32         By: John Darrington <jmd>
The support that SPSS  affords is pretty poor.

I started putting non ascii characters in SPSS v12 using the data editor.  It
crashed very quickly.

I suggest we don't try to emulate that behaviour!


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