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Re: [tlug] Bogus Japanese zipfiles [was: Kudos to Jim Breen]

On 27 June 2018 at 08:10, grb <> wrote:
> Quickly on the note of shift-jis, another place I still see this is the
> default encoding of .csv files from financial companies. I emailed them one
> to find out why they do that, but as yet no response.

It's hard to distinguish the symptoms from the cause in situations
like this but the killer is that on Japanese Windows, Excel seems to
like to default to Shift-JIS, a setting that presumably dates from way
back in the mists of time.

The world's financial systems are primarily driven by MS Excel, and
changing the default now would risk unleashing another Great

Edmund Edgar
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