Bug report #2564
Ftools probably damage text encoding when joining a DBF table (QGIS Enceladus)
|Affected QGIS version:||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Windows||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Resolution:||fixed|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||Copied to github as #:||12624|
I did some work with joining DBF table with my shapefile layer. The point layer was saved in CP1250 encoding, the DBF table was created in OOo Calc 3.1 and also saved in CP1250. However, the joining tool in Qgis (Enceladus) is doing something wrong, as I always get damaged strings in my attribute table and our national characters are replaced mostly with “?”, although the joined shapefile was also saved in CP1250 charset.
It looks like FTools are using some internal charset which is different from the one used in both layers.