Feature request #18782
charset dialog window
|Category:||Data Source Manager|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Easy fix?:||No||Copied to github as #:||26669|
QGIS parses shapefiles with or without a CPG file to UTF-8 by default.
You can override this manually, but this often leads to trouble because staff is not always aware of this problem.
I've often seen statt loading ISO-8859-1 coded DBFs in QGIS. QGIS parses it as UTF-8 and when edits are done, things get messed up.
This results in ISO-8859-1 (loaded as UTF-8) and UTF-8 mixed entries, which get saved as UTF-8.
Is it possible to add some kind of dialog with asks for the charset, if no CPG file is available? Perhaps with a small preview window of characters making trouble. A dialog windows, like it's used for SRS/CRS ... even Microsoft Excel has such a dialog window :)