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    strange problem with leafpad and osmo

    Tried to import a google csv contacts file (greek language). Osmo displays garbage. Then tried to open it with leafpad, the same. Gedit displays it ok.

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    Re: strange problem with leafpad and osmo

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    Re: strange problem with leafpad and osmo

    In the English version of Leafpad's Open dialog, you would look for a control called Character Coding. You probably need to change that to something (since I'm getting the impression that there's an encoding mismatch there or maybe there's some weird mark characters are showing up there)
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    Re: strange problem with leafpad and osmo

    Quote Originally Posted by stavrosLinux View Post
    Tried to import a google csv contacts file (greek language). Osmo displays garbage. Then tried to open it with leafpad, the same. Gedit displays it ok.

    http://imagebin.ubuntu-gr.org/1320437629.png
    Hi,

    I'll ask my Greek Friend to have a look at this. However, please check the other suggestion made earlier

    Thanks!

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    Re: strange problem with leafpad and osmo

    You could try opening it with geany and go to Document>Set Encoding.
    Experiment a bit with different encodings and see what osmo accepts.

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    Re: strange problem with leafpad and osmo

    Quote Originally Posted by TeoBigusGeekus View Post
    You could try opening it with geany and go to Document>Set Encoding.
    Experiment a bit with different encodings and see what osmo accepts.
    Thanks my friend

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    Re: strange problem with leafpad and osmo

    Quote Originally Posted by amjjawad View Post
    Thanks my friend
    Anytime mate.

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    Re: strange problem with leafpad and osmo

    Quote Originally Posted by gsmanners View Post
    In the English version of Leafpad's Open dialog, you would look for a control called Character Coding. You probably need to change that to something (since I'm getting the impression that there's an encoding mismatch there or maybe there's some weird mark characters are showing up there)
    So, google exports contacts into google.csv, in UTF-16 little indian.

    Osmo and leafpad don't "get it". Tried to change the encoding in leafpad but the result is the same.

    I am covering all angles when I move to Lubuntu (from Ubuntu).
    Since gedit works, and I dont use osmo, I am ok.

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    Re: strange problem with leafpad and osmo

    Quote Originally Posted by stavrosLinux View Post
    Since gedit works, and I dont use osmo, I am ok.
    You can install "gedit" into Lubuntu

    It's a pain in the neck. Sometimes, I do have problem with encoding too and stuff.

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    Re: strange problem with leafpad and osmo

    I had a similar problem with leafpad in regular Ubuntu as well. I posted that here. I've stayed with gedit after that.

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