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Re: st: non-ascii character and "unexpected end of file"


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: non-ascii character and "unexpected end of file"
Date   Mon, 20 Aug 2007 12:32:12 -0400

Try the following:

di "This is `=char(255)' and this is y."

Best regards, Sergiy





On 8/20/07, Eva Poen <eva.poen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> while recoding a questionnaire that was originally conducted in
> German, Arabic, and Russian, I hit the problem mentioned in this
> thread:
> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2005-02/msg00316.html
>
> I am using Stata 9. I managed to read the data in all right (they are
> in various tab separated files), but I cannot manipulate a string
> variable containing the character . Since "" is part of some of the
> answers to the questionnaire, and since I need to recode these, I
> somehow have to get around it.
>
> While a do-file will stop upon seeing "", the Stata 9 command line
> will simply ignore it. Typing  -di "This is  and this is y."- results
> in
>
> . di "This is  and this is y."
> This is  and this is y.
>
> I.e. the character  is simply swallowed.
>
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Kind regards,
> Eva Poen
>
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