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Re: [tdf-discuss] WPS Office native document files are officially supported in LibreOffice?


On 09/11/2016 03:30, Hugo Alejandro wrote:

>> Where does installing an extension that does the file import/export
fit into the equation?

> I don't understand what you mean by your question.

There is an extension that transforms Write documents to one of the
digital Braille formats, without converting it first to Braille code
points, as defined by Unicode. (It isn't DBF. Years ago, when I asked
Duxberry (┬┐sp?) about their file format for writing an OOo import/export
filter, the reaction was an extremely rousing "No way Jose".)

In a similar vein, there are/were extensions that can (^1) import/export:
* .epub;
* .fb2;
* .mobi;
* .LIT;
* .PDB;
* OSIS;
amongst other file formats.

Furthermore, there has been some discussion about migrating the code
within LibO that imports/exports "obsolete" file formats into an
extension.

I don't remember if "obsolete" was formerly defined. From my
perspective, any file format whose primary software for creating/editing
had an End-of-Life more than 15 years ago, is "obsolete".

There is also the issue of identical file extensions that are used for
two or more very different file formats. By way of example, both Word
Perfect, and Microsoft Works have extensions in common.

^1: More precisely, the extension developer claims that it does so. Back
when I tested them, the purported functionality was usually, shall we
say, somewhat lacking.

jonathon


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