[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #3078: ps.map unicode support

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Sun Jun 26 04:37:43 PDT 2016

#3078: ps.map unicode support
 Reporter:  kuszinger        |      Owner:  grass-dev@…
     Type:  enhancement      |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |  Milestone:  7.2.0
Component:  Ps.map           |    Version:  7.0.4
 Keywords:  codepage, utf-8  |        CPU:  All
 Platform:  Unspecified      |
 ps.map currently handles latin1 (iso8859-1) codepage texts in all manners.

 Regarding the international use of GRASS GIS it would be essential to
 widen this option to support UTF-8 encoded strings for text, labelling and
 so on.

 Extract from present ps.map manual:

 "For users wanting to use special characters (such as accented characters)
 '''it is important to note that ps.map uses ISO-8859-1 encoding'''. This
 means that your instructions file will have to be encoded in this
 encoding. If you normally work in a different encoding environment (such
 as UTF-8), you have to transform your file to the ISO-8859-1 encoding, for
 example by using the iconv utility:

 iconv -f UTF-8 -t ISO_8859-1 utf_file > iso_file

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/3078>
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