Pre-loaded data contains non-English fonts

I'm using a pre-loaded data contains Arabic fonts, it appears as question marks i.e <????>. However, I've converted the .csv file to be in UTF-8 format in order for Android device to render the text correctly, but then the Android device didn't recognize the file at all.
Anyone can help?

You cannot open CSV files into Microsoft Excel by double-clicking.
https://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/workarounds/#csv_output

Similarly, when constructing a CSV file, it needs to be saved as a UTF-8
encoded file. If you cannot save it in that character encoding, you may
need to convert it into UTF-8 characters with this tool:

··· On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 11:04 AM, wrote:

I'm using a pre-loaded data contains Arabic fonts, it appears as question
marks i.e <????>. However, I've converted the .csv file to be in UTF-8
format in order for Android device to render the text correctly, but then
the Android device didn't recognize the file at all.
Anyone can help?

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I've had similar problems in the past with Russian text. I suggest
uploading your file to google sheets and exporting the csv from there. This
has always worked well for me

··· On Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 4:43:11 AM UTC+6, Mitch wrote: > > You cannot open CSV files into Microsoft Excel by double-clicking. > https://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/workarounds/#csv_output > > Similarly, when constructing a CSV file, it needs to be saved as a UTF-8 > encoded file. If you cannot save it in that character encoding, you may > need to convert it into UTF-8 characters with this tool: > https://opendatakit.org/downloads/download-info/odk-csvconverter-v1-4-3-production-jar/ > > > > On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 11:04 AM, <mhdha...@gmail.com > wrote: > >> I'm using a pre-loaded data contains Arabic fonts, it appears as question >> marks i.e <????>. However, I've converted the .csv file to be in UTF-8 >> format in order for Android device to render the text correctly, but then >> the Android device didn't recognize the file at all. >> Anyone can help? >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "ODK Developers" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to opendatakit-developers+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com >> . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > > > > -- > Mitch Sundt > Software Engineer > University of Washington > mitche...@gmail.com >

Thanks a lot, Mitch. The tool you mentioned worked fine with me. it's so nice, simple and easy to use.

Many thanks

Thanks a lot, Jon for your support. Google sheet works fine with me as well
Best