After creating a shp file with attributes containing Turkish characters like ş,ç,ü.., Upon exporting it as another shp file , shp file having problem on displaying those character, Is there any way in ArcGIS to change encoding option like in QGIS. I can change system encoding from UTF-8 to windows 1254 and I have no problem on displays. But how do I do it in ArcGIS???
I am using 10.2.1 at the moment, as soon as I try to export a shp file with the newer version of the arcgis and test it out, I will indicate your answer as correct . Thanks again
Although I am uncertain about encoding character sets beyond utf8, I am sure you would have more success if you moved away from using shapefiles (a close to 25 year old technology) and migrated your data into geodatabases.
I personally prefer using geodatabases, unfortunately, you cannot use them in many proprietary software such as Petrel. So the data is being requested as shp file.
My sympathies. Yes, it is a fact that for many other systems, the shapefile seems to have become the de-facto standard for interoperability.
But there must be other ways of getting stuff into and out out the Schlumberger software.. Have you looked at data interop?
Please take a look at the following technical article. I believe this will resolve the issue for you:
I hope this helps!