[gdal-dev] Character Encoding Problem

Brett Walker brett.walker at geometryit.com
Wed Nov 28 16:29:34 PST 2012

Hi All,

I have a problem with a character encoding problem. It could be a UTF-16 to UTF-8 problem or some other encoding problem.

I have an SDE Server with the DB being Oracle from which I am extracting an ESRI Shapefile.

Using ogr2ogr from GDAL to extract the shapefile I am losing every second character from strings. As an example the original string of 'Murray channel' is being extracted as 'Mra hne'.

Using sde2shp from the SDE Server to extract the shapefile I am not losing any characters from strings. But during the extraction I receive the warning:
WARNING: Possible loss of data when converting SE_NSTRING to ANSI string.

Could this problem be that GDAL is not detecting a string of SE_NSTRING and not dealing with it appropriately?

I doubt it would be related to platform, but the SDE Server is running on Windows Server 2003 32-bit and GDAL is running on GNU/Linux 2.6.18-194.el5 64-bit

Thanks or any help,
Brett Walker <brett.walker at geometryit.com<mailto:brett.walker at geometryit.com>>
Software Developer / Analyst
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