Export shapefile and dBASE files encoded in various code pages

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03-12-2014 11:02 PM
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XienChen
New Contributor II
In ArcGIS 10.2.1, the default sets the code page to UTF-8 (UNICODE) in the shapefile (.DBF).
Prior to ArcGIS 10.2.1, we can set the 'dbfDefault' setting in windows registry to support various code pages.
http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/21106

Still, users would like shapefiles (dbf) to support their original code (such as big5).
While exporting ArcMap layers to shapefile, can I ask an option to choose encode?

Or at leaset....
Give back the ability to change registry, although it is dangerous and inconvinient.