Reading Japanese 2003 Excel Files

Topics: Developer Forum
Jun 9, 2008 at 4:41 AM
Edited Jun 9, 2008 at 4:42 AM
I notice that reading 2007 .xlsx files seems to work well, however 2003 .xls (Excel5) data is tranformed to ??? when read.  I assume this is because the Japanese in .xls (Excel5) is probably SJIS; PHPExcel may be assuming that it is UTF-8.

Is there a way to set the source encoding?

Jun 9, 2008 at 7:59 AM
There is no way to set this in the Excel5 reader.
Aug 18, 2008 at 4:14 AM
Update: The issue is fixed in the latest source code.