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hi mostlyharmless!!! thanks for the response! When I get data from my company's POS systems it comes with the ı symbol to separate spaces example: 1ıDanceımusicıhallııı10.98 so when I open that file using kwrite,kate,etc the ı symbol comes up as � that's why I wanted to know the key combination to � so I could format the data using oocalc without doing copy&paste of the symbol.
I tried alt+158 but it didn't work.
hi Uncle_Theodore... I have to use oocalc to import the csv file so when you open it with oocalc it asks for separator options which by typing that symbol it would separate data then open the spreadsheet that's why I wanted to know how be able to enter that character using the keyboard.
Looks like a character-set/encoding issue to me. The correct way to handle this is probably to run your input file through a conversion utility such as iconv before you try and use it. The separator character is probably not the only character that may be incorrect.
Do you know what character-set/codepage the data from your POS system was written using?
0000000 1 5 375 2 1 0 2 3 6 375 0 2 2 0 0 0
0000010 375 T 375 2 0 0 9 - 0 6 - 1 3 375 2 2
0000020 : 1 2 : 1 2 375 T R A I L E R 375 375
0000030 375 375 1 375 375 375 375 375 375 375 375 375 M A J O
0000040 R D E T A I L L I N E C O U
0000050 N T : 375 2 1 375 0 . 0 0 375 0 . 0 0
0000060 375 0 . 0 0 375 0 . 0 0 375 2 2 : 1 2
0000070 : 1 2 375 375 0 . 0 0 375 375 0 375 \r \n
yeah I think it is going to be hard for me to get that ASCII character... In W$ndows the key combination is alt+0253
thanks for your help.
Yep, it looks like the original data is in DOS cp437 with superscript-2 as the field seperator. I've actually seen that before, but I can't remember where ( could have been on IBM 4690 POS system, but I really can't remember).