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Re: st: foreign language symbols not recognized in string variables


From   "Li Chuntao (Tony)" <leechtcn@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: foreign language symbols not recognized in string variables
Date   Sat, 27 Apr 2013 15:07:22 +0800

On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 5:45 AM, Audinga Baltrunaite
<audinga.baltrunaite@ne.su.se> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am importing data from a .CSV file to Stata using an "insheet"
> command. The data set contains several string variables in Lithuanian
> language (it uses an extended version of a Latin alphabet). Even
> though "Lithuanian" letters are viewed correctly in a .CVS file, Stata
> substitutes them with other symbols (specials symbols, combinations of
> a few letters, etc). Moreover, even when I manually input the correct
> letters from the keyboard using the Data Editor, changes are not saved
> - the old symbol is deleted, but the new symbol does not appear.
>
> The only solution I have in mind now is to eliminate Lithuanian
> letters from the .CSV file transforming them into (more or less)
> equivalent English ones. Since some words may loose their sense, it is
> far from an ideal one.
>
> Has anybody encountered similar problems? Any solutions?
>
> Thanks a lot!
> Best,
> Audinga
>
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 5:28 PM, Audinga Baltrunaite
> <audinga.baltrunaite@ne.su.se> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am importing data from a .CSV file to Stata using an "insheet" command.
>> The data set contains several string variables in Lithuanian language (it
>> uses an extended version of a Latin alphabet). Even though "Lithuanian"
>> letters are viewed correctly in a .CVS file, Stata substitutes them with
>> other symbols (specials symbols, combinations of a few letters, etc).
>> Moreover, even when I manually input the correct letters from the keyboard
>> using the Data Editor, changes are not saved - the old symbol is deleted,
>> but the new symbol does not appear.
>>
>> The only solution I have in mind now is to eliminate Lithuanian letters from
>> the .CSV file transforming them into (more or less) equivalent English ones.
>> Since some words may loose their sense, it is far from an ideal one.
>>
>> Has anybody encountered similar problems? Any solutions?
>>
>> Thanks a lot!
>> Best,
>> Audinga
>>
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