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Re: st: Japanese labels in the data file

From   Sergiy Radyakin <>
Subject   Re: st: Japanese labels in the data file
Date   Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:05:22 -0400

Dear Ekaterina,

let me quote the explanation from the CircleSystems, manufacturer of
Stat\Transfer. from their FAQ on Unicode and character encoding as
applied to this program and datasets it works with:

// ---------- BEGIN QUOTE

Q. What about Stata?

A.Unfortunately Stata does not support Unicode and does not support
other multi-byte character sets, such as those necessary for Far
Eastern Languages. If you are working with a data set in which all of
the strings are in a language that can be represented by single byte
characters (all European languages) just choose the appropriate output
encoding. However, if your dataset contains strings in Far Eastern
langages or multiple languages that use different character sets, you
will simply not be able to properly represent all of the strings and
will need to live with underscores in your data.

You might also want to let the Stata people know that Unicode support
is important to you
// ---------- END QUOTE

Hope this helps.
Sergiy Radyakin

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Ekaterina Hertog
<> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have got a data file from a collaborator where all the data labels are in
> Jpaanese and my version of Stata 11 does not recognise them. I have googles
> around, but i cannot find a way to make Stata 11 display Japanese fonts.
> Does anyone know how to do this?
> I will be most grateful for any advice.
> Sincerely yours,
> Ekaterina
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