[gdal-dev] UTF-8 String Support in GDALOpen() and OGRSFDriverRegistrar::Open()

Lodewijk Pool louis.pool at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 10:32:16 EDT 2009

Hi Chaitanya,

Yes, this is using the C/C++ API, the functions I am using are declared in *
gdal.h* and *ogrsf_frmts.h* respectively. I am using WinXP 32bit (UK English
locale) and a version of GDAL 1.6.2 that I compiled for Win32 using the
supplied nmake script files for VC8. The specific filename that is causing
me problems is this one; *"découpage_geographique.TAB"*. If I remove the 'é'
character in that string and replace it with a normal 'e' the file opens
without any problems.

Any help would be appreciated.

Best Regards,

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 4:10 PM, Chaitanya kumar CH
<chaitanya.ch at gmail.com>wrote:

> Louis,
> GDAL/OGR usually supports utf-8 encoding. I just don't know where it
> doesn't support.
> Can you provide the details of the OS you are working on? Also, some sample
> file names that caused you problems will come handy.
> I presume you are working in C/C++.
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 6:37 PM, Lodewijk Pool <louis.pool at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm having problems opening Raster and Vector Datasources that have
>> filenames and paths with special characters. I'm using GDALOpen for Raster
>> sources and OGRSFDriverRegistrar::Open() for Vector sources, the strings I
>> pass for the filenames are UTF-8 encoded. Does anyone know whether these
>> functions support UTF-8 encoding, and if not, whether there are any other
>> API entry points that do support UTF-8 and/or UTF-16?
>> Thank you in advance,
>> Louis.
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> Best regards,
> --
> Chaitanya kumar CH.
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