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how to use Cyrillic in an attribute table in ArcMap 10.3.1

Question asked by CAGBProject on Feb 8, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 9, 2016 by CAGBProject

I am creating a new attribute for an existing shapefile in ArcMap 10.3.1, which will contain a Russian place name (in Cyrillic alphabet).

While editing, I can enter information in Cyrillic, but as soon as I save the edits, the text both in the Attribute Table and Map converts to "??????????"

 

None of the fixes I have found online have worked. These have included:

- Checking that I have Cyrillic fonts enabled on my computer (Windows 7). I regularly type and read in Cyrillic in multiple applications. In ArcMap, Cyrillic is not recognized whether I copy and paste Cyrillic text, or enter it using a Cyrillic keyboard.

- I have tried changing the font used in tables in ArcMap (per this old discussion - Cyrillic Language Problem ). This did not help

- I tried using markup in the Attribute table, per this discussion - http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/latest/map/publish-map-services/drawing-behaviors-of-the-map-service.htm

 

I appreciate any tips you can give me.

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