ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop does not recognize special characters if a file does not have a .cpg file associated with it.
Last Published: August 21, 2015ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number
January 27, 2015
October 20, 2021
ArcGIS for Desktop
Operating System Version
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To get the files to display by default, export to a new shapefile in ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop which generates a .cpg file, or generate and import the files into a file geodatabase in ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop.