[gdal-dev] Re: Preserving Character Encoding

Hermann Peifer peifer at gmx.eu
Tue Sep 29 08:28:06 EDT 2009

Nicholas Efremov-Kendall wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm using ogr2ogr to convert a shp file to GML. The issue I'm having is 
> the GML file has gotten rid of some of the character encoding. I need 
> for my vector feature labels to maintain their character sets. Any 
> suggestions?

You might want to look at: http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2971

What has been implemented through ticket 2971 is some sort of quick fix. 
Even wrote about it:

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No, it's not the ultimate solution. Hopefully work will be done at some 
point in the shapefile driver so it can properly decode data from the 
DBF encoding to UTF-8.
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