[gdal-dev] MapInfo TAB with WindowsLatin1 into Spatialite

Even Rouault even.rouault at mines-paris.org
Sat Jan 21 03:57:24 EST 2012

Le jeudi 19 janvier 2012 10:48:51, Jukka Rahkonen a écrit :
> Hi,
> My MapInfo TAB files have attributes with WindowsLatin1 encoding. Direct
> conversion with ogr2ogr from Mapinfo formta into Spatialite seems to give
> wrong encoding in the Spatialite database. I have not discoverd any direct
> way for changing the encoding into utf-8 with GDAL yet. However, I feel
> that this way I have reached a correct result:
> - Convert from MapInfo into GML with ogr2ogr by using the configuration
> option --config OGR_FORCE_ASCII=no
> - Hand edit the resulting GML file and change it to have
> encoding="iso-8859-1" - Convert this edited GML file into Spatialite.
> Is this the correct way for handling this case?

There is no handing of charset in the MITAB driver for now, so your above 
procedure is one way to workaround it.

> -Jukka Rahkonen-
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