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 11 years ago. Updated over 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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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