Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Missing charset CP737|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description ekarak 2005-12-31 13:55:22 UTC
OObase (and ANY other database connectivity layer I know of) lacks support for the "CP737" character set (DOS/OS2 codepage for Greek) which is needed to read legacy greek .DBF (dBase/Clipper/xBase) databases. CP737 is still wildly in use (due to millions of DOS apps still out there). Searching through the source tree I found IBM's ICU which contains CP737 mappings to Unicode, but I couldn't locate what to fiddle to get things working. Merry christmas and a happy new year!
Comment 1 simos.bugzilla 2005-12-31 20:07:04 UTC
Could you please attach a short test file (.DBF) that uses the CP737 encoding? This would help to test any solutions. If you can create such a DBF file now, it would be good to add fields with the Greek alphabet in capitals, so that it helps non-Greek developers. Thank you!
Comment 2 marc.neumann 2006-01-02 11:12:34 UTC
Hi, I reassign this enhancement to the User Experience team for evaluating. Bye Marc
Comment 3 ododos 2008-01-04 14:29:15 UTC
Created attachment 50665 [details] Example dbf file with memo
Comment 4 ododos 2008-01-10 09:56:01 UTC
I attached a zip file with a dbf file along with the required memo file, encoded to the specified cp737 codepage. As mentioned in the oo.org forum topic http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1181 , the codec is already there for Writer but not for Base and Calc.