Character encoding

Converting csv to xlsx character encoding

Hey all! I have created a workflow that is converting csv to xlsx.

I am facing an issue where Chinese character encoding is not handled right.

For example, character 五 is converted into something like Mandarin 万圣å¤

The node I am using is Spreadsheet File and I am self hosting n8n using Docker


Hi @stathisaska, welcome to the community!

Are you by any chance using v1 of the Spreadsheet File node? If so, a fix for the problem should hopefully be available with the next version of n8n: fix(Spreadsheet File Node): Read file as utf-8 in v1 by elsmr · Pull Request #7701 · n8n-io/n8n · GitHub

If that’s not it, can you share a workflow using which the problem can be reproduced and confirm the exact version of n8n you are running?

Hey @MutedJam

I am on the version before that fix, so will update and check whether the issue has been fixed.

Thank you for your input!

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