Posts Tagged “UTF-8”

Catching Bad Characters

When loading data into a PostGIS database using shp2pgsql, have you ever gotten this cryptic error? Unable to convert data value to UTF-8 (iconv reports “Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character”). Current encoding is “UTF-8″. Try “LATIN1″ (Western European), or one of the values described at This means that there is an invalid [...]

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