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From: Maxim Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: bug#47885: [PATCH] org-table-import: Make it more smarter for interactive use
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 23:38:47 +0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <s6c32o$grc$1@ciao.gmane.io> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87tunqby9a.fsf@gmail.com>

On 28/04/2021 15:37, Utkarsh Singh wrote:
> +List of preferred separator (in order of preference):
> +comma, TAB, semicolon, colon or SPACE.
I will hardly be using this feature heavily, so I do not insist that the 
following must be taken into account. Just some considerations...

There are locales where comma is used as decimal separator 23,5 (e.g. 
ru_RU.UTF-8). Office software and applications oriented to office users 
often use semicolon as field separator. There are still may be plenty of 
numbers with fractional part, so with commas. Likely ";" should be tried 
at first for such locales.

However the same user may have enough CSV files that are really "comma 
separated", e.g. results of numerical simulation where localization is 
intentionally ignored, data obtained from some equipment, etc.

Some files (e.g. downloaded bank statements) may be in legacy 8-bit 
encoding instead of UTF-8.

As a result, sometimes the only convenient way is to try various options 
with interactive preview.



  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-28 16:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-19  4:43 Utkarsh Singh
2021-04-19  8:19 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-04-19 14:23   ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-04-20 13:40     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-04-20 17:15       ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-04-23  4:58       ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-04-27 20:21         ` bug#47885: " Nicolas Goaziou
2021-04-28  8:37           ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-04-28 16:38             ` Maxim Nikulin [this message]
2021-05-10 18:36               ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-05-12 17:08                 ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-05-14 14:54                   ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-05-15  9:13                     ` Bastien
2021-05-15 10:10                       ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-05-15 10:30                         ` Bastien
2021-05-15 11:09                           ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-05-17  5:29                         ` Bastien
2021-05-17 16:27                           ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-06-01 16:23                           ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-06-01 17:46                             ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-06-02 12:06                               ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-06-02 15:08                                 ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-06-02 16:44                                   ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-06-04  4:04                                     ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-06-05 12:40                                       ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-06-05 17:50                                         ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-06-09 12:15                                           ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-09-26  8:40                                           ` Bastien
2021-05-16 16:24                     ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-05-17 16:30                       ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-05-18 10:24                       ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-05-18 12:31                         ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-05-18 15:05                           ` Utkarsh Singh

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