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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 automatically?

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    Do you know what text encoding the shapefiles are using? – Jason Scheirer Jul 27 '14 at 3:29
  • If you've received them from someone, ask to provide them as fcs in personal database. Work with Chinesse for me... – FelixIP Jul 27 '14 at 4:23
  • No unfortunately.! But I think I need a way to encode them to UTF - 8. There was a common case with QGIS at this article:gis.stackexchange.com/questions/44009/… – user35079 Jul 27 '14 at 16:46
  • And most of the I take from Geodata.gov. It's a site which provide a lot of shapefiles for greek. – user35079 Jul 27 '14 at 16:48
  • Asker appears to have left the site. – PolyGeo Aug 16 '16 at 10:15