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html table -convert-to csv, strange characters [closed]

asked 2014-02-25 16:31:40 +0200

gigaelektro gravatar image

updated 2015-09-11 21:59:47 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

hi, i'm using

libreoffice --headless -convert-to csv ./evprice.xls

to convert a html table to a csv file. when i open the output csv file it contains a lot of strange characters, just like when opening an exe file in notepad.

here are some of the characters óz·³VV®<s&žF$Ö:u,+Ïó㼌2²zggg

when i open the html table in libreoffice manually it all works great, but i need a command line solution.

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answered 2014-02-25 23:26:12 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Maybe is an issue with the character set, but you can attach directly a html table in calc with:
Menu/Insert/Link to external data, select the html file, and select the table to import. There some options about it in Menu/Tools/Load-Save/HTML compatibility.

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i'm using the command line version

gigaelektro gravatar imagegigaelektro ( 2014-02-28 15:57:02 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-02-28 16:02:41 +0200

gigaelektro gravatar image

i don't know what's changed but now theres html in the csv file. it's not exactly the same html as in the original table so libreoffice did do something to it but still not converted to csv.

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