This is software outside of Airtable trying to parse the CSV generated by Airtable, right? What software are you using to parse the CSV?
Most people think that there is only one standard for encoding data in CSV format, but there isn’t. There also is variability in how different software parses CSV data. In my experience, Airtable takes a reasonable approach to encoding commas, quotes, and new line characters CSV.
Can you use different software to parse the CSV data?
Its a plugin with an import function and it doesn’t seem to ignore commas within quotes, it just sees a comma and splits the record. There is no alternative. The delimiter it is looking for can be changed from a comma, but Airtable cannot export using a different delimiter. Workable in so far as I could open the csv and re-export from excel using the alt delimiter , but its a lot of messing about as this isn’t a one off operation. I’m importing/exporting csv’s dozens of times a day.
If I have to, I’ll simply not include commas as punctuation in the text, it won’t matter too much.
My question was more that when I have the unicode text saved in an Airtable field and then export to csv, Airtable doesn’t export it as-is, rather it converts that text to a comma and then outputs that. Not helpful in many instances as there may be many other characters I may wish to represent with unicode validly , that Airtable is going to convert. I wondered if there was a way of escaping a sequence of characters so that Airtable would just export the text exactly as typed and not convert it back to ASCII.