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Re: PSPP-BUG: PSPP Version 079 - SPS with German Characters - Possible B

From: ajk-eis
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: PSPP Version 079 - SPS with German Characters - Possible Bug
Date: Sat, 5 May 2012 17:43:29 +0200

Hello John, thanks for the quick reply and moving this to bugs.

Attached are 4 files.
1 - umfrage-7-Errors.sps - This file is UTF-8 encoded and contains German 
national characters (if this e-mail text is Unicode - ä, ö, ü). 
(U+00E4, U+00F6, U+00FC, U+00DF)
These are not all the possibilities but are enough to test with. This file will 
not run here and produces consistent import errors. Not contained but very 
popular in Europe is also the Euro Sign (€ - U+20AC) which will also create the 

2 - PSPPIRE Output Viewer_7_Errors.pdf - This is the output of PSPP with the 
file above (with national characters) which is not imported.

3 - umfrage-7a-OK.sps - This file is exactly the same generated file but we 
have replaced the occurrences of the 4 characters above with the "denglish" 
equivalents (i.e. ae, oe, ue, ss). IOW there are only ASCII characters 
contained. This file will run without errors.

4 - PSPPIRE Output Viewer_7a_OK.pdf - This is the output of PSPP with the file 
in 3 above, without errors and successfully imported.

I hope that you can reproduce the problem there with file 1.


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: John Darrington [mailto:address@hidden
> Gesendet: Samstag, 5. Mai 2012 14:58
> An: ajk-eis
> Cc: address@hidden; 'jeff'
> Betreff: Re: PSPP Version 079 - SPS with German Characters - Possible Bug
> [Moving the thread to address@hidden
> I wasn't aware of this.
> Please do send examples.
> J'
> On Sat, May 05, 2012 at 12:51:11PM +0200, ajk-eis wrote:
>      Installation - PSPP build pspp-079-20120315-32bits
>      OS - Win 7 Pro (up to date) and UBUNTU
>      I assume you already know this but in case you don't we are not able
> to import / load any sps file that contains any special German characters
> in the values. The output is "bad character U+FFFD". The same occurs with
> the Euro Symbol ("???"). This occurs on a Windows 7 installation and a
> LINUX installation. These are valid UTF8 files.  This would appear to be a
> regression since the import of the same files works with 0.7.8.xxx.
>      We have tried creating the sps file with all imaginable encodings
> (i.e. UTF 8, UTF 16, CP 1252 (which is standard for local installation),
> etc.) with no resolution of the problem. At the moment we must use ASCII
> encoding which has no national characters or replace all special German
> characters prior to the import.
>      The RC 2012-03-20 and 2012-04-11, installed on Windows 7, crash when
> the import file is run.
>      In the PSPP Version pspp-master-20111111 (0.7.8.xxx) the import works
> without problems but this version is not stable on a (German) Windows 7
> installation.
>      I can supply example files if desired.
>      Cheers
>      Alle
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Attachment: PSPPIRE Output Viewer_7_Errors.pdf
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Attachment: PSPPIRE Output Viewer_7a_OK.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

Attachment: umfrage-7a-OK.sps
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Attachment: umfrage-7-Errors.sps
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