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From "D. Alvarado" <laredotorn...@coolgoose.com>
Subject HSSF: writing special characters doesn't work!
Date Wed, 11 Dec 2002 19:09:07 GMT
Hi,
   Does anyone know of a bug (and maybe it's fixed now and I'm using an 
old version of HSSF) such that when you try to write special characters 
(characters with ascii values >= 128) to a cell in an Excel file, the 
characters just appeared as a square?

Here's a snippet of the code I used:

HSSFCell cell;
...
// create cell
...
char specialChar = (char) 146;
String cellText = specialChar + "";
cell.setCellValue(cellText);        // appears as a square when I open
                                    // the XLS document1

If this is a bug does anyone know of a work-around where I can get 
special characters to appear? 

Thanks, Dave

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