I've got problem.
I made a polygon shapefile..., in attribute table are czech diacritics (like Třebonín).
When I zip the shapefile and upload to arcgis online -> characters with czech diacritics turn into Tøebonín etc.
I know whats going on, when I uploading a csv file --- I encoded the file in notepad ++ to utf 8 and everything works perfect.
In this case if I encoded dbf file then the shapefile says is broken. I read this topic (encoding - How to encode shapefiles from LATIN1 to UTF-8? - Geographic Information Systems Stack Exc... ) but if I use Qgis its doesnt work with ArcMap or Online.
Its some easy way to turn into UTF?
Thanks a lot
There is a recent post... that I will try to find... regarding codepages, shapefiles and QGIS, it seems the latter may not be playing well with maintaining the tabular structure since it fails to create a codepage file (look at the shapefile and look for a *.cpg file... it is a simple text file that should contain one line line... UTF-8 ... for that encoding)
here is a related thread
You probably got your problem fixed already, but I always import shapefiles into a file gdb to be certain that the character encoding will be in UTF-8 and then export them back to shapfile. probably not the best way to do it but works for me.