strang content file

Dec 14, 2011 at 5:38 AM
Edited Dec 14, 2011 at 6:25 AM

i am using DotnetZip to transfer 6 files that represent shapefile (.dbf,.sbn,.sbx ,.shp,.shp.xml,.shx) by


files names  in Arabic string  , were in strange text (???)


zip.AlternateEncoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;

zip.AlternateEncodingUsage =ZipOption.Always;


the text get in right format , thanks for cheeso :)


but when open the file (shape file) ,  values in column (Arabic Text) , i find (-------)

i am using WinRAR for UNzip

any suggestions please   







Dec 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I don't know much about WinRAR, and I'm not sure it supports UTF-8 encoded zip files.  I thought it supported UTF8.  Maybe make sure you have the latest version.