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When having enconding issues with a Shapefile you can try the QGIS Plugin Shapefile Encoding Fixer. Other helpful questions are: Which character encoding is used by the DBF file in shapefiles? as mentioned by @If you do not know- just GIS How to encode shapefiles from LATIN1 to UTF-8? How to display special characters German “ÄÜÖß” in a map?
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