Bug report #5622

layer properties, general, provider-specific options, encoding can not saved and the encoding of utf8 codepage for german special characters ist wrong

Added by Gerhard Spieles over 9 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Category:Data Provider
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:duplicate
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:15192


In Qgis 1.7.x, you can choose and save the encoding (p.e. utf8, system) of the dbf-file. In 1.8, you can choose the encoding, but it will not be save in the layers properties.
The german non latin chracters (ä, ü, ö ß) are are wrong translated in utf8 (p.e "Hauptstraße" instead of "Hauptstraße")

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #5911: Language Driver ID in dbf file of new shapefile Closed 2012-06-30


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 9 years ago

  • OS version deleted (xp)
  • Operating System deleted (win)
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

seems a lot #5255 if confirmed then is the known issue in GDAL, not QGIS. I hit the same issue yesterday on linux and had to switch to a qgis installation compiled against an old gdal version... and everything works fine.

#2 Updated by Gerhard Spieles over 9 years ago

wrong encoding of non latin characters seems to be an issue in gdal.
The item, that you can not save the encoding in layer properities may be a problem of qgis.
When you load a shp-layer in qgis first time, qgis let choose you the encoding table (p.E. system or utf8). Even when i choose "system", the loaded layer shoes in layer properities "utf8". It seems, that QGIS can not handle the encoding or it is "hardcoded" in gdal, reading the dbf-file.
I am only QGIS-user and not experienced enough.

#3 Updated by Alexander Bruy over 9 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Duplicates #5255

This is GDAL issue not QGIS one. You can use custom QGIS build from NextGIS (http://nextgis.ru/en/nextgis-qgis/), where this issue solved.

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