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

OSGeo trac_osgeo at osgeo.org
Tue Dec 31 09:06:15 PST 2013

#689: NaturalEarth Character Encodings
 Reporter:  darkblueb  |       Owner:  darkblueb                   
     Type:  defect     |      Status:  new                         
 Priority:  normal     |   Milestone:  OSGeoLive7.5                
Component:  LiveDVD    |    Keywords:  7.0, natural earth, upstream

Comment(by darkblueb):

 Preliminary for Live 7.9:

 checked out '''10m_physical''', '''10m_cultural''' from svn stable and

 {{{ https://github.com/nvkelso/natural-earth-vector }}}

 * built and tried FileGDB API v1.2 2012  (note this

 * sadly, the .gdb dirs are not readable.. due to pre ArcGIS v10 data ?

 * gathered Live 7.0 tables subset (listed above in this ticket)

 * import subset shps via shp2pgsql -W LATIN1, LATIN9, CP1252

 * compared admin_1 states name, name_local,name_alt from each import and

 * compared export of name,name_local,name_alt with ogr2ogr from shp file,
 and psql COPY from imported database.

 I found that the contents and accuracy of admin_1_states is as good, but
 not better than, Live 7.0, using any of those approaches. There are at
 least two broken admin1 names, showing a 00 byte in the unicode (legal
 utf8 will never have a 00 byte), as well as many hard-to-decipher cases
 due to character set availability on any given terminal. and display
 environment quirks.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/689#comment:22>
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