Bug report #21949
Processing OGR based tools: encoding changed in outputs
|Affected QGIS version:||3.6.2||Regression?:||Yes|
|Operating System:||Linux Mint||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||29764|
When trying to buffer a point dataset with the GDAL buffer vector function, the attributes get obviously encoded to sth else than the original UTF-8.
All special characters become a ? on black rhombic background. When manually setting the resulting layer to windows1252, the special characters are visible again.
This seems to apply to other GDAL/OGR functions besides buffer as well.
Besides that I would like to second Tobias's feature request #21279 to change the output format from ESRI shapefile to GPKG, cause shape format (dbase) might cripple any GPKG-based workflow. And as GPKG is UTF-8 by default, the encoding issues would/could/should be gone as well, I hope.
QGIS 3.6.2 on Linux Mint