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Can't open data set

I tried to open a .sav data-set, which was originally set up on a PC, on my apple computer. The error message raads: "Cannot find charactor set cp1252"

No idea how to get around that?!


  • Hi Mirjam,

    This looks like an issue for our GitHub page. I'll create the issue for you.


  • Thank you... How does to work?

  • HI Mirjam,
    Can you send me a SPSS file where this error occur? You can send it directly to

  • Hi Mirjam,

    One more time a request if it is possible to send us an example SPSS where this problem occurs.
    We made a fix for this issue (see
    and we like to test if this code change fixes the problem.
    Please, if possible, send the attachment to (or

    Best regards
    Frans Meerhoff

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