[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 111, Issue 14

Trevor Holyoak trevor at holyoak.com
Fri Mar 23 14:10:01 PDT 2018


And .doc is a file extension, not a format. Microsoft commandeered it to 
use for saving Word files in a proprietary format, but .doc was used as 
a file extension before Microsoft as well.

On 3/22/2018 8:21 PM, Dan Brown wrote:
>
> You're equating things that are fundamentally different.  Yes, .doc, 
> .pub, and .ppt are proprietary MS formats (though I don't believe 
> they've ever taken people to court over them).  But .csv isn't, and 
> never has been--in fact, it's been around longer than Microsoft has by 
> about three years.
>
>
> On 3/22/18 8:56 PM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
>>
>> .CSV, .DOC, .PUB and .PPT definitely are Microsoft proprietary file 
>> formats although Microsoft have now given up taking people to court 
>> trying to protect them. You're right that they will now open in many 
>> different systems (except .PUB) but often with differing results.
>>
>>
>> If you need to be universal, use Open Document Foundation's file formats.
>>
>>
>>
>>> On 22 March 2018 at 20:30 Aubrey Turner <aubrey.c.turner at gmail.com> 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Not to be overly pedantic, but CSV is not a Microsoft-specific 
>>> format.  CSV stands for "Comma Separated Value" and it's a very 
>>> simple format.  Lots of software can handle it on all platforms.  I 
>>> can view them even on my Android phone.
>>>
>>> That said, most Windows systems are set up by default to open a CSV 
>>> file in Excel, but that doesn't really have bearing on the format 
>>> itself.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 03/22/2018 07:26 PM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
>>>>
>>>> But a csv file is proprietary Microsoft format so can't use that. 
>>>> Many of us are not on Microsoft operating systems. And if you make 
>>>> it just like a cellphone, then you're at the mercy of the radio 
>>>> manufacturer to provide the programming.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On 22 March 2018 at 17:28 Brandon Clark <kl7bsc at gmail.com> 
>>>>> <mailto:kl7bsc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Radios needs to behave like phones, plug them into the computer 
>>>>> with a USB cable and then simply drag and drop your CSV file into 
>>>>> the right folder for the radio to read it.
>>>>
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