unicode support?

Topics: Developer Forum
Jun 3, 2015 at 4:28 AM
Hopefully a simple question.

When there are "foreign" characters (Unicode 8 encoded) in the strings we put in cells, it creates errors. It will export the file (CSV and Excel), but when opened in Excel it creates errors (I think someone else asked about this in February, but I didn't see a reply).

The exact error that Excel 2010 gives is:
Excel found unreadable content in 'blahblahblah.xlsx'. Do you want to recover the contents of this workbook? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes.

Clicking Yes...
The file is corrupt and cannot be opened.

When I view the files (turn to .zip and open the .xml contents), I can see that everything is properly formatted. The UTF-8 characters show up in my text editor (an accented "o" shows up as xC3 as a single item), but those encodings seem to kill Excel.