Issue 18819 - Calc do not have Chinese language support in importing dbf
Summary: Calc do not have Chinese language support in importing dbf
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC3
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-08-29 16:11 UTC by jefftong
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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here is an example of how Chinese characters show in a dbf file. (65.36 KB, image/png)
2003-08-29 16:13 UTC, jefftong
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Description jefftong 2003-08-29 16:11:03 UTC
Calc could open dbf normally but it is lack of Chinese language (big5) support.
The dialog box of importing dbf even do not have Chinese language to choose. 

In fact, I have to open those dbf files with Excel before handle it in Calc. It
make me cannot replace Excel with Calc completely. Please add this support in
the future.
Comment 1 jefftong 2003-08-29 16:13:04 UTC
Created attachment 8880 [details]
here is an example of how Chinese characters show in a dbf file.
Comment 2 frank 2003-09-01 11:51:52 UTC
Hi Bettina,

a similar Issue is 14935 which deals with the export.

Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2003-09-01 12:29:33 UTC
Hello Falko, this issue is a CJK-relevant one.
Comment 4 falko.tesch 2003-10-06 10:26:16 UTC
We need Unicode support for our dbf import/export filter.
Comment 5 falko.tesch 2003-10-06 10:26:33 UTC
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2003-12-05 18:08:59 UTC
Hello Niklas, please give approval for this evaluated OO.o 2.0 flagged
If you confirm with the target OO.o 2.0, then please keep it on your
owner (or the owner of the concerning developer) for implementation.
In case you want this issue for 'OOo Later', then please reset the
target milestone. If you decline the issue finally, please set the
resolution to 'Wontfix' (but do not close). In case of 'OOo Later' or
'Wontfix' please reset it on Bettina's owner. Thank you.
Comment 7 Martin Hollmichel 2004-05-28 15:01:11 UTC
according to the announcement on releases
( this issue
will be re-targeted to OOo Later.
Comment 8 2004-07-05 10:55:01 UTC
A Korean user reported same issue via discussion forum. DBF import in calc lacks
CJK support. While I was testing the issue, however, I found a sort of work
around - using Dbase data source. Because it supports 'System' charset, I could
import Korean DBF into calc (at least) on Korean Windows.

I'd like to suggest to support 'System' charset first, if it is easier than to
supoort unicode. :-)

Comment 9 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:13:36 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".