How do I change the data source encoding of the GetFeatureInfo Request of a WMS-Layer in QGIS 2.18.x/3.x? I can't find any setting to handle the encoding. I need UTF-8 encoding for special characters like 'ä;ö;ü;ß' of a german WMS-Service.

As you can see in the screenshot below, the "Identify Results" shows a wrong charset.

Screenshot WMS identify result

  • is this for the name of the layer? or something else? – Ian Turton Sep 21 '18 at 8:32
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    WMS has no attributes, what do you want to change the encode for? – Alexandre Neto Sep 21 '18 at 8:33
  • WMS contain images, therefore you don't need to fiddle with any encoding. – Erik Sep 21 '18 at 8:49
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    @AlexandreNeto what do you mean "WMS as no attributes"? Assuming you mean "WMS has no attributes", then that is incorrect, the WMS GetFeatureInfo request returns layer attributes. – user2856 Sep 21 '18 at 9:06
  • @MAP, can you try this ISO 8859-1? It always adjusts my Umlaute and Eszett. – Taras Sep 21 '18 at 9:11

the same question.


admin geoserver ->workspace-> your worksoace -> encoding change to "UTF-8"

  • The question was about QGIS, not geoserver. – MrXsquared Dec 25 '18 at 17:14

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