Bug 61960 - Option --convert-to assumes wrong character coding
Summary: Option --convert-to assumes wrong character coding
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 36313
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.4 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2013-03-07 10:44 UTC by simon.tutek
Modified: 2013-08-10 10:16 UTC (History)
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Description simon.tutek 2013-03-07 10:44:43 UTC
When using Open dialog of libreoffice calc, the non ASCII characters in a XLS document are converted correctly to UTF-8.

But when using libreoffice "convert-to" option the non ASCII characters get messed up. Googling around I found a discussion that the import filter assumes the ISO-8859-1 characters set instead of reading the contents of the file and finding the entry for Windows-1250 encoding of characters.

The command that produces this bug is:
libreoffice --headless --convert-to csv test.xls
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2013-08-10 10:16:49 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 36313 ***