[gdal-dev] encodings, locales ?

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Mon Aug 18 19:50:18 EDT 2008

Attila Csipa wrote:
> Just being curious as to what the current status on encoding/locale support is 
> in GDAL/OGR ? I've seen RFC-23 (and 5), but I'm curious as to which drivers 
> support this currently or at least in known development phase (as their 
> implementation is listed as 'on demand' in the RFC).

Some bits of the RFC-23 implementation has been already
submitted to the  SVN trunk. Try this queries to find detailed changesets:


> Also, is there plan for 
> doing proper localization or is it just internationalization for now ?

Could you explain what you mean as "proper localization" and what is 
missing in the RFC-23 that would make it "proper"?

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
Charter Member of OSGeo, http://osgeo.org

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