[Qgis-developer] Is there anybody interested whether QGIS 2.0 will support non-Latin1 Shapefiles?

Werner Macho werner.macho at gmail.com
Fri Apr 12 04:40:09 PDT 2013

Hi Borys!

Once I finish the case studies I join you and try to get some test files
from "unusual" encodings


On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Borys Jurgiel <lists at borysjurgiel.pl>wrote:

> Hi All,
> As most of us know, QGIS 1.8 and 1.9 *in fact doesn't support Shapefiles*
> with
> encodings other than Latin-1. Assuming that all recent QGIS versions use
> 1.9, *the last usable version was 1.7.3* (at least for windows users in
> Poland). Thanks to the 'ignore shapefile encoding' workaround, QGIS built
> against GDAL 1.9 is at least able to open other encodings, however, the
> 'Save
> layer as' action still creates corrupted files unless you know how to
> trick the
> encoding selector as well as the layer creating options.
> From my point of view it's just an *incredible regression*, as QGIS just
> doesn't support Shapefiles in most languages for a year or so. If there is
> anybody else interested in bringing back support for at least UTF-8 and
> cp12xx
> in QGIS 2.0 pleeeease join me ;)) and review the pull request:
> https://github.com/qgis/Quantum-GIS/pull/492#issuecomment-16282081
> Maybe someone have a better solution? Maybe someone can provide the test
> files
> Jürgen suggested? I don't believe nobody cares whether QGIS 2.0 supports
> not
> Latin-1 Shapefiles or not.
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