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Creating labels with Umlauts, accents, etc. in QGIS

I have a problem labeling features with special characters like French accents, umlauts, etc. I have the names in the attribute table, but names like Niafunké are displayed Niafunk�. I assume it has ...
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Geocoding through Canadian French language barrier?

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 ...
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How to set encoding when using ogr2ogr to export from oracle db to mapinfo table?

I am trying to automate the export of spatial data from a oracle database to mapinfo .tab files. Using this thread I made my script. However I can't see how to set the encoding right. My data have ...
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How to replace characters to eliminate encoding errors?

Working with Qgis, I have a table representing streets. Attributes inlude street name, length, pavement and some others. Unfortunately, all names with ä or ö or ü display 'odd characters' like Ã1/4. ...
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encoding error between maptools and arcgis

I am having a trouble of encoding at writing shape file by maptools (0.8-34) of R by MacOSX and reading that by ArcMAP 10.2.1 in windows 8.1 through parallels desktop. Using an original shape file, I ...
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Converting shapefile from Shift_JIS to UTF-8 when the usual methods fail

Long story short, I'm trying to import this ESRI shapefile of Japan into CartoDB. (Sorry, no direct link: to download, click on the orange ファイルのダウンロード button, check 同意する to agree to the T&C, then ...
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Connecting to PostGIS (LATIN1) from Microsoft Access 2010 - Encoding problem?

I want to connect to a PostGIS table Using MS Access. The table has been created using the PostGIS Shapefile loader in pgAdmin. It has been encoded at LATIN1 (it wouldn't load with UTF-8 default). I ...
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Python encoding error in ArcPy

I am writing a JSON file, as string input, using python, into a .json file in the file system. However I am getting the following error sometimes and I don't know why. Any ideas? ...
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Problem in importing shapefile to Postgis with postgis Shapefile manager

i have a problem with importing my shapefile to postgreSQL, it's a poroblem with the encoding, here's the screenshot: i tried to change encodingin "options" buti get this message: "Failed in ...
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How can I export data containing umlauts from PostGIS to shapefile, without losing the umlauts?

I am exporting my Finnish (Finland) data from PostGIS to esri shapefile. I am using the PostGIS Shapefile Import/Export Manager and I don't see any way to specify the encoding of the shapefile's ...
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Incorrect display of national characters from Spatialite in QGIS, Windows

I used this tutorial by underdark (thanks much :-) ) to convert my area of interest from OSM file (whole Czech Republic downloaded from Geofabrik.de server). Used OSGEO4W shell (saying "GDAL 1.11.0, ...
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QGIS 2.0.1 - problems to add layers - encoding?

I have just installed standalone QGIS 2.0.1 on a PC with Windows 8. But, when I open it and try to add layers nothing happens? I browse to find the file I want and click 'open' but it doesn't turn up ...
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pgsql2shp encoding problem

I have a database and exporting with pgsql2shp various shapefiles. But when I open the dbf the characters are displayed wrong. Example: BroeksterwÔld and this should be Broeksterwäld. This probably ...
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Show raw bytes that make up an attribute in a shapefile

I am processing shapefiles, and I'm trying to track down an encoding problem. I want to check the raw bytes of an attribute to see if this shapefile (and hence the step that created it) is the source ...
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Loading TomTom Multinet with shp2pgsql accented characters

I am tasked with loading a new set of TomTom multinet shape files into a Postgres database using a bespoke tool for the process. The source data is supposedly in UTF-8. I have just realised that ...
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Shapefiles *.dbf data, encoding problem

I have to work with the Shapefiles, and all is fine except data in *.dbf When I have first deserialized file, I have thought, that I'm doing smth wrong, but when any soft like (QGIS, SAGA, ESRI ...
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Implementing INSPIRE Metadata with Geodatabase

I would like to begin by saying that I have never implemented INSPIRE metadata with my spatial datasets before. I am undertaking a project which requires my geodatabase metadata to be in the standards ...
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Unicode Decode Error for shapefile in Python

I have Python script for converting shapefiles to Geojson. My code works well if I use some usa data, but when I want to use some other encoding, it gives me this error: Traceback (most recent ...
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Does CartoDB support alphabets other than Latin?

Does anyone know if CartoDB supports alphabets other than Latin? I'm trying to upload some data with Cyrillic characters but have had no success. Appreciate any feedback you can provide!
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Open Arabic Shapefile in Qgis

I have a shape-file all it's fields are in Arabic. When I opens it in qgis 2.0 all the data is replaced by "?". I changed the encoding to Arabic or UTF-8 but with the same result. How can I Open an ...
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How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0?

I'd like to ask whether there is a way to read greek fonts in a shapefile's attribute table within QGIS 1.8.0.
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Encoding Greek alphabet with ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a big type of Greek shapefiles, but a lot of time when I show the attribute table I see ?.????????? . How can I encode them? Is there any way to make ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop encode them ...
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QGIS saving shape file wrong utf8 encoding in DBF?

I'm using QGIS for some SHP processing. When i save the file, the DBF utf-8 text encoding is wrong: Source DBF à0è0ì0ò0ù0 HEX: C3A0 30 C3A8 30 C3AC 30 C3B2 30 C3B9 30 Saved DBF à0è0ì0ò0ù ...
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GeoJson attributes encoding limitation

I have problem when trying to encode attribute values in latin1 using ogr GeoJson driver. Accent char are not displayed correctly. Is the geoJson encoding is limited to UTF-8? I cant find any info ...
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mapserver how to get rid of unknown character from label

I am developing a gis system using mapserver and open scales library. GIS data is taken from a shape file. When i try to show the name attached to a place its showing unknown characters (not in ...
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Openlayers lanugage encoding problem

I'm trying to change OpenLayers.Lang file to turkish. I succeded it to some extend except for encoding. when I use şiüçöİı chars that are spectial to turkish, they are replaced with some strange ...
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Python ogr2ogr language character encoding

In python script i'm exporting .shp files to .csv/.gpx/.kml import ogr, ogr2ogr ... ogr2ogr.main(["","-f", "CSV", csvfile, shpfile, "-lco", "GEOMETRY=AS_WKT", "-lco", "SEPARATOR=SEMICOLON"]) ...
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How to encode shapefiles from LATIN1 to UTF-8?

Is there a way to encode shapefiles from LATIN1 to UTF-8?
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How did QGIS fix a shapefile's character encoding, and can I do this on the command line with ogr2ogr?

Solved: I'm not sure why, but it works fine if I specify --config SHAPE_ENCODING "ISO-8859-1" in my ogr2ogr command. For whatever reason, this allowed ogr2ogr to go from the original TigerLine ...
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Geoserver outputs latin1, even though utf-8 is set as encoding

I've been told, by the administrator, that this geoserver is outputting utf-8: http://wfs-kbhkort.kk.dk/web/, however I can only get good results when parsing WFS from latin1 to utf-8. Can anyone ...
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Character encoding for Oracle DB and Geoserver

I have a setup that uses Oracle database->GeoServer->OpenLayers->my JavaScript. I use the UTF-8 character set in GeoServer and the JavaScript layers. The Oracle instance is configured to use WIN1252 ...
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Problem with encoding UTF8 chars in Windows with pyQGIS

I have the problem to show characters (äöü) in a utf8 format in Windows. In Linux there is no problem and everything is displayed correctly. I use at the second line: # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- and ...
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Qgis: How to display special characters German “ÄÜÖß” in a Map?

I have a shape file with names for Regions. These don't seem to contain special characters but ugly hyroglyphes. What can I do do display them correctly. If I import the shape as UTF-8 it doesn't ...
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Is it possible to use UTF-8 characters for shapefile attributes?

I heard that according to a specification shapefile attributes stored in dbf-files cannot have UTF-8 as encoding. And then I found out that an additional file with the ending CPG can be used to define ...
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Problem with encoding of CSV and SHP files in Linux

I am new to using QGIS. I came up against the encoding issue of shp files. This solution to solved my problem in Windows (for source I had to put windows-1253 instead of utf-8) My question is what ...
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Python - read shapefile .dbf for encoding

I've written a python script that formats a .shp such that its fields structure matches my office's database view in order to ingest the data of said shapefile. This original shapefile was encoded ...
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How to convert shapefile to mapinfo file preserving special characters?

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 ...
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How to couple GeoTools GML bindings for encoding to GML 3.1.1

I've successfully created GeoTools (8.3) bindings for parsing and encoding XML bindings as described in their tutorial: http://docs.geotools.org/latest/userguide/library/xml/internal/bindings.html I ...
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How to change encoding of layer? [closed]

After loading a point layer out of a text file (plug in add delimited text layer) saved in ISO 8859-15 (Latin 9) out of Access, I did save the layer under Qgis 1.8 with the ISO 8859-15 encoding. When ...
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Shape-file encoding problem in QGIS 1.9.0 (built with GDAL 1.9.2)

I have googled a lot but failed to find the answer. My configuration is: Ubuntu 11.10 Quantum GIS - 1.9.0-Master 'Master' (caae7b7) GDAL 1.9.2, released 2012/10/08 Shape-files refuse to open in ...
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ArcGIS 10 Time series to kml

Hey all I am having trouble with the KML export. My time series will not work properly in google earth, it has time start in 0001 when it should start in the year 2001. My incidents time is coded ...
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SLD encoding in GeoSever on Ubuntu

I am facing a challenge with the encoding in my SLD file in GeoServer on a Ubuntu server. When I create a SLD file containing the danish letters æ, ø, å in the GeoServer web interface like this ...
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How to reconcile UTF encoding for OpenStreetMap

I frankly am a bit confused when I am working outside the United States so please excuse my ignorance. I downloaded some shapefiles for Moldova (MoldovaData) and had a question regarding the encoding ...
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ESRI File GeoDatabase: Unicode/Codepage problem - Convert UTF-8 to ANSI

I have a Codepage issue, and for now I am a bit stumpped My original source data contains multiple country data delivered in SHP (UTF-8). The data is then merged into a File GeoDB as the data is too ...