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Re: what are the options for the "String" export format?

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  • Subject: [mg76619] Re: what are the options for the "String" export format?
  • From: "Rolf.Mertig at gmail.com" <Rolf.Mertig at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 06:26:33 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200705181022.GAA13433@smc.vnet.net><465114BC.60703@wolf-ram.com>

No, you have to use "Text" if you want different character encodings.
E.g., on Linux:

s = FromCharacterCode[{75, 246, 108, 110}];
Export["s1", s, "String", CharacterEncoding :> $CharacterEncoding];
Export["s2", s, "String", CharacterEncoding :> "UTF8"];
Export["s3", s, "Text", CharacterEncoding :> $CharacterEncoding];
Export["s4", s, "Text", CharacterEncoding :> "UTF8"];
(Import[#1, "String"] & ) /@ {"s1", "s2", "s3", "s4"}
(Import[#1, "Text"] & ) /@ {"s1", "s2", "s3", "s4"}

gives some information on what is going on.

Notice that, even though Options[Import] and Options[Export] return {}
in
Version 6, the old 5.2-options seem to work (for some of the
$ExportFormats
and $ImportFormats).
However, interestingly enough, in the "Documentation Center",under ref/
format/Table,
one finds in the OPTIONS section informations on "General" Export and
Import
options. But those options are not mentioned in ref/Import and ref/
Export.

I find it rather regrettable that the documentation on Import and
Export is so
scattered now.

Of course I did mail this minor observation to the Wolfram staff/
support  ([WR #918498] ), but
did not hear back yet.

Rolf Mertig


On 22 Mai, 08:49, "Chris Chiasson" <c... at chiasson.name> wrote:
> not even for the character encoding? (!)
>
> On 5/20/07, Igor C.Antonio<i... at wolf-ram.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Chris Chiasson wrote:
> > > thanks
>
> > Chris,
>
> > There are no options to the "String" export format.
>
> > Thanks,
>
> > Igor
>
> > --
> > Igor C.Antonio
> > Wolfram Research, Inc.
>
> > To email me directly, please remove the dash.
>
> --http://chris.chiasson.name/




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