I have to convert a bunch of shapefiles to mapinfo files on a machine without a MapInfo license, so I am using ogr2ogr to perform this task.
The problem is that when opening the mapinfo files in MapInfo Professional, the table's Portuguese characters like Ã are not there any longer. E.g.:
- SÃO PAOLO = SÃfO PAULO
- BRASÍLIA = BRASÃLIA
- GOIÂNIA = GOIÃ,NIA
When opening the same input shapefile through MapInfo Professional (File|Open|Choosing Windows US & Western Europe (ANSI)), I do get the correct result.
I tried lots of different combinations in ogr2ogr using:
- -lco ENCODING
- intermediate formats (conversion in 2 go's)
I cannot seem to get it right. Does anyone have THE solution? :-)