[Live-demo] [OSGeo] #689: NaturalEarth Character Encodings

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Sat Mar 5 01:08:42 PST 2011

#689: NaturalEarth Character Encodings
 Reporter:  darkblueb  |       Owner:  live-demo@…              
     Type:  defect     |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  normal     |   Milestone:                           
Component:  LiveDVD    |    Keywords:  4.5beta3                 
 the NaturalEarth dataset is supplied as .shp files in Windows 1252

 a close ISO standard is

 It is desirable to simply hold all tables in postgres as Unicode UTF-8

 Currently, the custom version of the NaturalEarth data set we use does a
 pretty good job of passing through character encodings.. but on inspection
 of Vietnamese and Slovenian Admin1 (state) names, there are some problem
 characters.. How well these characters are represented in other
 environments, from the .shp files, remains to be seen.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/689>
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