Importing SHP charset problem

Hello, I have many shapefiles from Germany, France and Italy an though characters like "ß", "é" etc. and I don't manage to get them imported to Global mapper (v13) correctly. I tried to check "Shape/DBF Format: Convert UTF-8 Text on import" and "Use DOS character sets for default label fonts" but that doesn't work. How can I ...? Thank you!


  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 2,093
    We have made many improvements to how character sets are handled in Global Mapper since v13.  I suggest upgrading to the latest version (currently v16, but very soon to be v17).
  • DanielleCDanielleC Posts: 3Trusted User
    Thank you for your ongoing use of Global Mapper and interest in upgrading. Please send an email to and we will provide a quote to upgrade your existing version 13 license. You can download the currently supported version and request a trial license from the website anytime : An evaluation is the best way to look at the latest changes and features to see how then can improve your workflow. If you have any questions please let me know.


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