My QGIS cannot display several letters, like for example Ž, Đ, š..... Other programs on my PC do recognize these letters/fonts. What can I do?

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    In what context? Labelling? Layer names? Text on map compositions? What font is it using? – Spacedman Jun 23 '18 at 17:43
  • Just in an attribute table. It si using Qt default: MS Shell Dlg2... – Rob Jun 23 '18 at 17:48
  • Can't replicate that on Linux, sorry. Can you try any other Qt applications? – Spacedman Jun 23 '18 at 17:54
  • I can type it into an attribute table, but it doesn't save it apparently... – Rob Jun 23 '18 at 17:54
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    This comes down to encoding issues. Please check related threads such as gis.stackexchange.com/questions/44009/… – underdark Jun 24 '18 at 9:13

You need to set up the right encoding in the layer properties. It is not obvious which is the right one. If you are on a windows machine, it will be probably system, but it is never granted.

Below the screenshot of the tab where you need to select the Data source encoding of your layer.

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