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How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0?

My shapefile contains turkish (latin) letters. (see: The encoding of the shapefile is UTF-8 and I also tried ISO-8859 and several others but the letters are still like that:

ApıÅkar Geçit -> Apişkar Geçit

Is it because of the encoding or is there a other reason?

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marked as duplicate by blah238, whuber Jan 13 '13 at 17:01

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Do you also have a .cpg alongside? I can't find definite info, so my wild guess here is that the shapefile format does not support unicode by default and the characters got corrupted while saving. – lynxlynxlynx Jan 13 '13 at 15:09
Repeated question? Please, take a look at "How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0?" ( – dariapra Jan 13 '13 at 15:51
See also… – Mike T Jan 13 '13 at 18:57

Open the DBF file in LibreOffice Calc or OpenOffice Calc, provide the encoding (UTF-8) and save it from there.

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Some people has reported that his solution does not work. – dariapra Jan 13 '13 at 15:54

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