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

Sanghee Shin endofcap at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 21:21:36 PDT 2013

Dear Borys,

Most of all thanks for your efforts. 

Actually that encoding issue highly affected Korean QGIS users badly and reduced usability. I'm not a developer, however I can help you by testing and giving you test files. Also I'll share your efforts with Korean developers as well. 

Thanks again. 


2013. 4. 12., 오후 8:30, Borys Jurgiel <lists at borysjurgiel.pl> 작성:

> 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 GDAL 
> 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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