Bug 77278 - Rewrite old Pocket Word (PWI) file format import filter.
Summary: Rewrite old Pocket Word (PWI) file format import filter.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Document Liberation Project
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 109095 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-04-10 17:10 UTC by kolubat
Modified: 2020-02-20 05:22 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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some psw files found on bz.appache.org, ... (237 bytes, text/plain)
2018-06-05 09:25 UTC, osnola
some .pwi files (1.79 KB, application/x-pocket-word)
2020-02-20 05:13 UTC, Mirppc
more .pwi files (2.36 KB, application/x-pocket-word)
2020-02-20 05:15 UTC, Mirppc
TAR of .pwi files (195.59 KB, application/x-7z-compressed)
2020-02-20 05:22 UTC, Mirppc

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Description kolubat 2014-04-10 17:10:11 UTC
PWI file format import for word processing does not currently exist. PWI is a file format used by Word for Windows CE, and can contain mixed handwriting and text. (Note that there are several other file formats listed at Microsoft's website: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884182 but I am not reporting them separately because I am not familiar with them.)
Comment 1 David Tardon 2014-04-17 13:12:56 UTC
Pocket Word format used to be supported by LibreOffice, but the support was dropped in 4.0, IIRC. The code was in xmerge/source/pocketword.
Comment 2 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-18 13:50:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Pocket Word format used to be supported by LibreOffice, but the support was
> dropped in 4.0, IIRC. The code was in xmerge/source/pocketword.

Removed by http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=a5783fe922b2419b5b662eb5f544a1f401341dbf

As per comment 1, confirmed. Status set to NEW. Summary edited for clarity. David, if you are not happy with this, please feel free to set status accordingly, as you (or Fridrich / Laurent) know what the true likelihood of writing an import filter for this format will be.
Comment 3 David Tardon 2014-07-18 15:44:28 UTC
I can tell you what is the likelihood I am going to write the filter :-) But if anyone wants to work on it, sure, why not...
Comment 4 David Tardon 2018-01-22 12:40:49 UTC
*** Bug 109095 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 osnola 2018-06-05 09:18:18 UTC
in order to rewrite this filter, some .pwi files will be needed: ie. even if it is probably possible to read the old code to create a new filter, if we can not test it on some files, the results will probably be catastrophic....
Comment 6 osnola 2018-06-05 09:25:15 UTC
Created attachment 142531 [details]
some psw files found on bz.appache.org, ...
Comment 7 Urmas 2018-06-08 00:53:32 UTC
Here's some code to dump the file contents:

Comment 8 official.mohammadshahin 2019-09-18 06:01:03 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 9 Mirppc 2020-02-20 05:13:31 UTC
Created attachment 158019 [details]
some .pwi files

I know this is a old bump but if you need some PWI files from an old pocket word instance i had, i have a few i could upload from an old Jornada i used in 2006.  I dont know the contents as it has been just so long.
Comment 10 Mirppc 2020-02-20 05:15:47 UTC
Created attachment 158020 [details]
more .pwi files

What ponderious titles these have.  i have a slew, if i find someone from the Document Foundation at SCALE 18x once more i will inquire about that upload site that use to exist for odd and unsual files that Libreoffice could not open.
Comment 11 Mirppc 2020-02-20 05:22:17 UTC
Created attachment 158021 [details]
TAR of .pwi files

I am such a dork... i know how to archive!  Here is every .pwi i had on that card.