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Exporting a shapefile from ArcGIS writes UTF-8 to a CPG file when the dbfDefault code page value is set to other than UTF-8.

Last Published: May 20, 2015 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000087310
SubmittedApril 29, 2015
Last ModifiedMay 31, 2023
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version8.1
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

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Issue does not take place when exporting the shapefile from ArcMap 10.5. CPJ file of the exported shapefile shows the correct code page definition. It matches the value entered in the windows registry. 'ANSI 1250'. Link to video workflow:

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Bug ID: BUG-000087310


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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