[#321] Encoding for tracker csv export

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Tracker csv export is done in utf-8 format which results in encoding problems when importing in Microsoft excel, which many of our customers do.

https://fusionforge.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=320&group_id=6&atid=107 suggested to use UTF-16LE with bom, but this combination interpreted by some excel variants. My test results:

Microsoft Excel 2010 : UTF-16LE encoding without byte order mark, Windows-1252 encoding Microsoft Excel 2003 : Windows-1252 encoding

The appended patch extends the download link with the possibility to specify an optional encoding and byte order mark for example

http://xxxx&encoding=UTF-16LE&bom=1
http://xxxx&encoding=UTF-16LE http://xxxx&encoding=Windows-1252

where xxxx is something like https://fusionforge.org/tracker/?func=downloadcsv&group_id=6&atid=114

After some more specification/feedback I can provide an additional patch for choosing the type of export in the frontend.

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Submitted by:
Ralf Habacker
Date Submitted: 2011-08-16 07:31
Last Modified by: Nobody
Last Modified: 2017-11-02 20:00
Permalink: https://fusionforge.org/tracker/a_follow.php/321
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State: Open
Priority: 3
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