Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156910
Encoding selection is lost in OOo file dialog
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:05 EST
Description of problem:
AFAIR, there are some sort of encoding selection in file dialog in older version
of openoffice.org to enable user to select what encoding is the documentation.
However I cannot see with current OpenOffice with new GTK2 file dialog.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. File -> Open
3. Cannot choose file encoding
4. Choose a document in native encoding, such as eucJP
file content is scrambled
file content should be read correctly
Should still be there as "Text Encoded" which opens the .txt file and pops up a
dialog to request the format. Try in a recent OOo e.g. 1.9.100-1
Just tried with 1.9.100-1 but cannot see that dialog. Will attach eucJP and
ShiftJIS encoded for you to test.
Also does opening .sxw or .doc have similar functions?
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the "Text Encoded" option in the file open dialog
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the dialog that opens after the .txt file is then selected
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the shift-jis example opened
The three pictures show how to specifically set the text encoding of a txt file.
Select filter of "Text Encoded", open the file, the dialog appears. Override the
encoding and font etc and I get the two documents to open in what appears the
.sxw/.docs have no such "override" stuff as it doesn't make sense for them.
.sxws are in utf-8 and .docs are generally in ucs-2, and when not specify
internally the encoding they were written in.