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I have a shapefile that I have created which has a few features (about 10) and I have input attribute information for each feature and each attribute (set to text).

For example, one of my fields is called Acer negundo (no accents or other odd fonts). Sometimes, the unicode replacement character � appears beside the information in the fields with attribute information and also in the fields with no attribute information.

It is further frustrating because I have a filter (is not NULL) to only show features with attribute information, and the filter doesn't work when the random characters appear.

I've tried changing the coding from system to UTF-8 without any helpful changes.

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  • Can you share the shapefiles for testing? – MyGIS Sep 14 '18 at 14:13
  • Unfortunately the shapefiles are part of a projet for a client that is confidential :( – user3386170 Sep 14 '18 at 17:20
  • The problem must be related to the codepage that is used for writing the .dbf file. Unfortunately without test data is is very hard to help you. Can't you generate a shapefile with fake data that shows the same issue? – user30184 Sep 16 '18 at 12:32

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