I tried to work on a project to get isochrones with GRASS Tools. I keep getting error messages in QGIS so I tried using GRASS as a standalone but I get the following error message when I try to import any layer from any project I have on my Harddisk:

UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xfc' in position 25: ordinal not in range(128)

The only thing that is changing it the position number in this error message. What is going on? My shapes are in UTF-8.

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I suppose you use v.in.org command in GRASS. The input dialog has two tabs Source settings and Import settings. Change to the Import settings and fill the encoding (probably UTF-8).

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