Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#1496 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Setting the encoding type on new shapefiles

Reported by: zachariahyoder Owned by: nobody
Priority: major: does not work as expected Milestone:
Component: Internationalisation Version: 1.0.0
Keywords: unicode internationalization shapefile Cc:
Must Fix for Release: No Platform: Windows
Platform Version: Windows XP Home Awaiting user input: no

Description

It appears that the user is currently not given a choice regarding which encoding they would like to use for new shapfiles.

I suggest adding an option in New Vector Layer dialog to choose the encoding when first making a new vector/shapefile. (Layer -> New Vector Layer -> New Vector Layer dialog)

P.S. A big thank you to the people who spend their time to implement these important features!

(Note: I have made this new ticket based on #1310, which seems to be fixed.)

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by zachariahyoder

Component: VectorsInternationalisation

Following cdavilam in #1310, I think Internationalisation is a better Component that Vectors in this case.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by smizuno

Once you have defined the geometry type and attributes, then click OK, you can choose the encoding in the file save dialog.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by zachariahyoder

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Err... that's embarrassing :)

I wonder how long that has been implemented? Surely it wasn't in 0.10.0? But that really doesn't matter any more.

Also, having the default value as UTF-8 was a good change! (I think a change between 0.10.0 and 0.11.0, but I can't quickly check) As they commonly say in Nigeria, well done!

Thanks.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by (none)

Milestone: Version 1.0.1

Milestone Version 1.0.1 deleted

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