This is related to Very Inaccurate Geocodes in Canada (Quebec).
It has come to my attention that the streets file I use as my address locator in Canada uses French (or simply accented) characters for the names. These show up in similar manners to the following:
QuÃ©bec De la RiviÃ re-du-Lac FranÃºois-de Villars
The Address product, however, uses standard (Oops, my Ameri-centrism is showing?) English characters, causing the previous examples to display like so:
Quebec De la Riviere-du-Lac Francois-de Villars
I believe the geocoding would fair much better if the street names actually matched via the same character set. How would you recommend I go about converting from one to the other? I have considered regex'ing it, but I thought I would ask around before I start.
P.S. It would be nice if I didn't get garbage text from French characters, regardless. All the info is stored in Geodatabases, by the way, if that matters at all. I'm on Arc10, as well.
P.P.S. It would appear that I can display accented characters just fine, but in the Shapefiles and GDB Feature Classes, they become garbage text. Is there some setting I am missing here? CURIOUS: It would seem that in one street product the names come up garbage, but in the other they display just fine.