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oxdacat

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Importing Unicode Files generated from VBScript
« on: May 27, 2006, 05:10:42 PM »
I would like to import Unicode files generated from Microsoft VBScript.  Unfortunately VBScript can only generate ASCII or Unicode files, not Unicode UTF-8 files.  Is there any way to import these VBScript Unicode files. 

I use VBScript to read an Excel spreadsheet and create the files.  The spreadsheet has my personal layout of words I'm learning, and I am attempting to convert it to a Stackz format acceptable for import.  I've tried various Stackz settings on the import, such as Unicode and other various codepages.  None seems to import correctly.

There are other ways of reading Excel and writing the import files, such as using Microsoft's .Net tools, where the encoding is more precise.  But VBScript is very easy to use and is preferred. 

I've attached an example file.  Thanks for any help.


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Re: Importing Unicode Files generated from VBScript
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006, 05:13:10 PM »
Lost the file somewhere.  Here it is again.


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Re: Importing Unicode Files generated from VBScript
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 04:52:28 PM »
I assume you refer to the "Import entries from file" command which does currently not offer importing from unicode formatted files.

  • You can copy the content to the List Import Wizard, copy/paste of UNICODE is supported.
  • Alternatively, you can convert the file to UTF-8 with any tool or editor, e.g. MS Word before using the import command.

I added the UNICODE import filter to the todo list.