[Qgis-developer] Is there anybody interested whether QGIS 2.0 will support non-Latin1 Shapefiles?
ivan.mincik at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 01:49:46 PDT 2013
On 04/12/2013 01:30 PM, Borys Jurgiel 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 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:
Hi Borys, we use QGIS compiled with GDAL 1.7 on Debian Squeeze and
Ubuntu Precise, so we are currently not affected with this regression. I
agree, it is total show stopper us too (Slovak and Czech rep. -
I will prepare some shapefile in windows-1250 and utf-8 for testing.
For a reference, here  is a blog post describing this problem.
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