Read simplified chinese characters in dbf with codepage file

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02-16-2015 02:43 AM
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I have a shapfile with simplified chinese characters.  I added a *.cpg (cp936) and the data displayed correctly in ArcMap 10.2.2

However, when I copied the shapfile with *.cpg to another computer, which was ArcMap 10.1, the data was not showing properly.

 

Is it possible to use the codepage file in ArcMap 10.1?

 

Best Regards,

 

Amy

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according to the 10.1 help files, yes, but did you give the *.cpg file the same name as the shapefile?  ie test.shp and test.cpg  ArcGIS Help 10.1

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The cpg file is the same name as the shapefile. Works in ArcMap 10.2.2, but not in ArcMap 10.1

A sample shapefile is attached.

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There is at least one article on codepages in the knowledge base, perhaps there were some version changes, but you should have a look at this, sounds like it needs a conversion

ArcGIS 10.2.1 for (Desktop, Engine, Server) Set Shapefile Default Code Page Patch | Samples and Util...

http://support.esri.com/en/bugs/nimbus/role/beta10_1/TklNMTAyMjU5 

21106 - Read and write shapefile and dBASE files encoded in various code pages

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Thanks for the info.

I have my user's locale set to Simplified Chinese, and it finally worked in ArcMap 10.1

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