[Qgis-user] GDAL utf-8 workaround

Andre Joost andre+joost at nurfuerspam.de
Fri Nov 2 05:14:38 PDT 2012

Am 02.11.12 12:37, schrieb S. Koukoulas (lists):

> As an example  try dowloading the SHP file from
> http://geodata.gov.gr/geodata/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=16&sobi2Id=21&Itemid=
> and see whether you can read the greek names (nomoi_okhe.shp)

OK, tried it, and got it working, with qgis master.

In Settings -> Options -> General, there is a checkbox
[] Ignore shapefile encoding

With this option shapefile encoding is done the same way as in Qgis 
1.7.4, that is leaving it to qgis and not gdal.

So you have to stick to the old version, use master or wait until Qgis 
2.0, when this option will be available in a stable version.

André Joost

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