Re: [postgis-users] Client encoding error

lanczos at lanczos at
Thu Aug 16 03:47:39 PDT 2007

What OS are You using? Linux, Windows, Apple ....?


Milo van der Linden wrote:
> PostGIS is in UTF-8, the table is in WindowsLatin1. How do I change the
> encoding? Is it just a matter of editting the tab file and changing the
> string WindowsLatin1 with UTF-8?
> Tomas Lanczos schreef:
>> Milo van der Linden wrote:
>>> Hello list,
>>> I am trying to import a MapInfo table into postGIS using ogr2ogr. The
>>> import fails with the message: invalid byte sequence for encoding
>>> "UTF8": 0xe92057
>>> It gives me a hint that I sould set something into client_encoding, but
>>> is this ogr2ogr related or postGIS?
>> I had the same problem few days ago (importing shapefiles to GRASS
>> with postgresql). Change the encoding in the attribute tables to UTF-8
>> before importing, it helps. It's related to the given encoding of the
>> PostgreSQL/Postgis database where are You importing Your table.
>> Regards
>> Tomas
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