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Excel compability #3

petRUShka opened this issue Jul 18, 2010 · 0 comments


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commented Jul 18, 2010

Excel needed csv file to be converted to utf-16le and byte_order_marker at the start of file.
I needed to write such code for escel compability:

         csv = ar_array.to_csv
         csv = "\xEF\xBB\xBF" + csv if ar_array.blank?
         csv = Iconv.conv("utf-16le", "utf-8", csv)

First, I need do convert from utf-8 to utf-16le (otherwise excel can't recognize encoding of file). And second I need to add byte_order_marker if array is blank, because excel get an error if I tried to open such file.

It would be great if exists the option of to_csv, that set excel compability!

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