When writing SYLK files, in string data embedded double quotes are not
escaped anymore by doubling them, semicolons are now escaped by doubling
them. Previous releases had a bug that did it vice versa, doubling
quotes but not semicolons.
In formula expressions, if the formula contained embedded semicolons,
the expression was written as a quoted string, again doubling embedded
quotes, but not semicolons. Instead, expressions now are not written as
a quoted string, but semicolons escaped by doubling them.
In the previous implementation, Calc could not correctly read data
exported by/for Excel if the data contained double quotes (data is
truncated) or semicolons (read in duplicated), nor could it produce such
NOTE: The program ID written changes from SCALC3 (ID;PSCALC3) to
CALCOOO32 (ID;PCALCOOO32) due to the incompatible file format. Older
releases will treat such files as alien data, not reading the formula
expressions. The result will be much the same as if a file produced by
Excel was read in. The new code is able to read both variants,
translating data from the corrupted file format.