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When Paste-Special unformatted text, i can not change default "Unicode (UTF-16)" characters into my prefered ones.

asked 2019-12-13 16:31:57 +0200

gloufque gravatar image

updated 2019-12-21 00:20:17 +0200

Hello and congrats for your opensource! I have a huge problem on special paste of unformatted text.Even if i change the characters i need to view my paste, while i click OK,the paste happens on the Default characters "Unicode (UTF-16)". Does anyone knows why i can not change the text characters?Thank you!

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What characters are you talking about, and what "change"? May it be that you want to choose the "Unicode (UTF-8)" text encoding instead in the import dialog?

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2019-12-13 20:11:50 +0200 )edit

Hello,when i paste the Unformatted Text,the default characters that the program suggests are "Unicode (UTF-8)" .I do not need this one,i need an other form from the list it gives me.I select an other characters' form but it does not converts.If not understood,give me email so i can explain better.Thank you

gloufque gravatar imagegloufque ( 2019-12-16 14:44:18 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-12-21 16:46:50 +0200

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You need to provide a little more information for us to try to understand your problem. For example. What operating system are you using? The system language and the LibreOffice Language setting. The copying/pasting options are partially dependant on the operating system.

How did you create the source document, its file type and how you created it with the UTF-16 character coding?

Are you trying to import the text, not copying/pasting?

Unicode supports UTF-8 and UTF-16 as well as UTF-32. They support the same character set but the coding is different and NOT interchangeable.

Well that is a start to help us understand the problem.

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Hello and thank you. I use Windows 7,both Windows and Libleoffice use Greek language as default. The source document comes from an SQL data analysis report from my ERP system.I am copy/pasting text, not importing it. Whatever character type i choose, it shows me on the preview that is going to change, but as soon as i close the dialog window, text pasting with default(UNICODE UTF 8).It would be easier to have contact with you on my email., thank you!

gloufque gravatar imagegloufque ( 2019-12-22 10:52:45 +0200 )edit

It is not certain that you have set your system up to use Unicode. You need to use Unicode (UTF-8) in your input side to copy and Unicode (UTF-8) to paste. You need to make certain your Windows 7 system allows you to copy and paste this. You may be able to get help from a windows M/s website as this appears to be a Windows, not a LibO problem. Sorry, I use Linux and this works without any problems.

petermau gravatar imagepetermau ( 2019-12-22 11:27:10 +0200 )edit
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