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Right now I've downloaded an excel project with .csv format, but when I open it[Excel Under Wine], texts are not normal, It's a screenshot of texts:

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I think it's unicode problem, How can I fix it?

Any help would be great.


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Why don't you use OpenOffice/LibreOffice? – user unknown May 31 '12 at 15:27
They don't open this format fine, texts' position is not correct. – Mahdi May 31 '12 at 15:32
And that file works fine as CSV in Windows? It doesn't look much as CSV and I never had problems using CSV with OpenOffice. Which language is it? Maybe the wrong font? Which character encoding? – user unknown May 31 '12 at 15:36
It works in Windows, It's persian[Farsi] and I dont think it's because wrong font, even if I Change it's font it wont get fixed. Don't know about it's encoding. but I know UTF-8 works fine with persian. – Mahdi May 31 '12 at 15:48
Ahh I finaly fixed it, Will add answer. – Mahdi May 31 '12 at 16:25
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I found a way to fix it and that was it :

In Excel I went to Data Tab and selected ' From Text '.

Steps were like this: 1. Importing file with ' From Text ' Option. enter image description here 2. Changing Unicode to UTF-8. enter image description here And...

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It worked with CSV fine, Hope it helps.

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