Recoding non-Latin characters with GDAL is not supported now.
|Reported by:||akaginch||Owned by:||warmerdam|
The encoding of Shapefile has been supported in GDAL since 1.9, but it is not enabled because iconv library is not linked yet. Therefore, non-Latin language users sometimes have troubles.
For example, when I convert a dataset of Shapefile that dbf file has "19" value (it means "CP932") in LDID field to KML format with ogr2ogr, the following message is shown.
Warning1: Recode from CP932 to UTF-8 not supported, treated as ISO8859-1 to UTF-8
The Japanese characters of generated KML file is incorrect because of wrong recoding that this message says. I think this also results character corruption in QGIS as below.
Would you please configure the packages including GDAL with iconv library and make the benefit by version-up come off?