Created attachment 78171 [details]
Sample UTF_16le Chinese text file
When opening a Unicode text file encoded UTF-16LE, the character encoding denoted by the 'Byte Order Mark' does not seem to be recognised correctly on LO Linux. However, on the same version on Windows Platform, encoding is recognised.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open attached sample UTF-16le text file using Writer in LO4.0.2 Linux. Use the default 'all files' filter. The file encoding is not correctly recognised (garbage characters shown).
2. Open attached sample text file using Writer, but preselect the 'Text Encoded' filter first. Select 'Unicode' as encoding and 'CR+LF' as line separator. Characters shown correctly.
3. If opening the file in Calc, the encoding is correctly detected as Unicode.
4. If opening the file in Writer 4.0.2 on Windows, encoding is correctly detected and file displays correctly.
The first two bytes of the attached file are the UTF-16le 'byte order mark' <FF> <FE>. But it seems LO4.0.2 Writer on Linux doesn't recognise these automatically.
'Language Settings' in preferences don't seem to make any difference.
Operating System: Linux (Other)
Version: 188.8.131.52 release
I can confirm this using Version 184.108.40.206 (Build ID: 4c82dcdd6efcd48b1d8bba66bfe1989deee49c3) under both Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64. Behaviour is as described. Setting status to NEW.
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The issue still exists in LO 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124 Arch Linux build-1) en_GB locale on Linux.
The 'select encoding' dialog now allows a choice of UTF-7, UTF-8, UTF-16 (UTF-16 works, with a Chinese-capable font selected).
LO 126.96.36.199 on Windows still opens the file correctly using the 'all files' file dialog.
LibreOffice should allowed to auto-recognise character encoding by checking the BOM. Some informations for BOM here:
Additionaly, if a TXT file does not have BOM, then LibreOffice should provide an interface to let user choose a proper encoding to view, this interface should also include a preview pane.
Maxim Monastirsky committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#63673 Never ignore detected BOM
It will be available in 5.4.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Is this bug fixed?
If so, could you please close it as RESOLVED FIXED?
*** Bug 112069 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Yes, this is fixed, verified in 5.4.1.
CPU 线程：4; 操作系统：Windows 6.19; UI 渲染：默认;
区域语言：zh-CN (zh_CN); Calc: group