Ticket #4359 (closed enhancement: worksforme)
|Reported by:||peifer||Owned by:||warmerdam|
I noted that without SHAPE_ENCODING=UTF-8, the driver defaults to writing new dbf files in IS0-8859-1 encoding. Wouldn't it be better to default to UTF-8? Difficult terrain, I know. Just to let you know that most people I know need to handle more characters than are available in the "Western European" character set.
Independent of the above question: could it make sense to generate .cpg files while writing new shapefiles? (... as ogr2ogr also seems to honour existing ones).