[EpiData-list] technical question on transferring cyrillic letters from epidata dataset to spss

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Sat Aug 24 09:15:19 CDT 2013


Is this with the new epx or the old rec file data format ?

This is another example of the transition from old types of information 
(ascii letters) to UTF-8, where the new standards are to do this 
standardised, but also to allow all letters, e.g. Cyrillic, to have 
equal importance. You should try to get an answer from the SPSS help 
line, but I doubt they will even respond - typical (I am afraid to say) 
for commercial software - apart from Stata in my experience.

EpiData software will be compliant to UTF-8, but some adaptation is 
still needed for Analysis. I am not sure exactly how this would work in 
analysis currently, but will try. If appropriate function is there with 
the Cyrillic letters one could create a unique key in analysis and then 
export data afterwards .

Regards Jens lauritsen
EpiData Association

On 08/24/2013 11:33 AM, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> Hello,
> My colleagues in Kazakhstan have entered data. The personal identifier that I need to link the records to another database includes numbers and Cyrillic letters. The letters are not exported correctly from Epidata, neither when saved as an excel-file or as an text-file. I would like to do the analysis in SPSS. I hope someone has experience with this and knows a solution on how to export Cyrillic letters into SPSS!
> Thanks in advance,
> Susan van den Hof
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