Feature request #1496

Setting the encoding type on new shapefiles

Added by zachariahyoder - about 15 years ago. Updated over 14 years ago.

Assignee:nobody -
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:worksforme
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:11556


It appears that the user is currently not given a choice regarding which encoding they would like to use for new shapfiles.

I suggest adding an option in New Vector Layer dialog to choose the encoding when first making a new vector/shapefile. (Layer -> New Vector Layer -> New Vector Layer dialog)

P.S. A big thank you to the people who spend their time to implement these important features!

(Note: I have made this new ticket based on #1310, which seems to be fixed.)


#1 Updated by zachariahyoder - about 15 years ago

Following cdavilam in #1310, I think Internationalisation is a better Component that Vectors in this case.

#2 Updated by Steven Mizuno about 15 years ago

Once you have defined the geometry type and attributes, then click OK, you can choose the encoding in the file save dialog.

#3 Updated by zachariahyoder - about 15 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Err... that's embarrassing :)

I wonder how long that has been implemented? Surely it wasn't in 0.10.0? But that really doesn't matter any more.

Also, having the default value as UTF-8 was a good change! (I think a change between 0.10.0 and 0.11.0, but I can't quickly check) As they commonly say in Nigeria, well done!


#4 Updated by Anonymous over 14 years ago

Milestone Version 1.0.1 deleted

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