[Qgis-developer] Is there anybody interested whether QGIS 2.0 will support non-Latin1 Shapefiles?
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Mon Apr 22 14:29:20 PDT 2013
Thanks to all for the feedback :) I'm really not very familar with all the OGR
encoding stuff. I applied my pull request  to allow wider testing.
Many thanks to Minoru Akagi for two other patches. One of them is applied,
the second not, because my patch covers this isue too. Your patch  was
safer, as it just reset LDID to 0 on save, but I believe we should go on and
use the encoding declaration. A big difference I see in our approaches is I set
ENCODING to encoding name, while you you use "LDID/0". I guess the "LDID/"
prefix tells OGR to use LDID instead of CPG? I think if we should use it for
encodings supported by LDID, but I guess it's not worth of the additional
work, unless some other important software prefers LDID over CPG.
I also added Shift-JIS to the Shapefile Encoding Fixer plugin. Please let me
know if any of you needs (or just knows) another important encodings.
Still there are two urgent problems:
- the "System" encoding has to be replaced with the proper value
- unit tests are still missing
And one longterm:
- after iconv conversion tio UTF-8 the layer doesn't remember the source
encoding, so it's impossible to preserve it e.g when saving from Table
Maybe someone wants to take one of the remaining issues?
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