MAPublisher supports Unicode character encoding in MAP Views, MAP Attributes, MAP Themes, and MAP Selections. MAPublisher can also reference Adobe Illustrator layers, graphic styles and character styles using Unicode encoding.  

To use Unicode character encoding you require a Unicode compliant font. Mac users will have Unicode compliant fonts installed with OS X. Windows users will require Unicode compliant fonts to render Unicode. For more information on Unicode visit http://www.unicode.org.

The following tables display Unicode—UTF8 support in MAPublisher, for GIS data formats that are Unicode—UTF8 compliant. Unicode support for importing and exporting data is different, so for each platform two tables have been created. For each data format there are four areas where Unicode character encoding can be used:

File Directory - when Unicode encoding is used in the path to where the file is located.

Filename - when Unicode encoding is used in the filename.

Attribute column name - when Unicode encoding is used in a column name for attributes.

Attribute value - when an attribute value contains Unicode encoding.

Windows Unicode Support (Import)

Data Format

File Directory

Filename

Attribute Column Name

Attribute Value

Delimited Text

tick

tick

tick

tick

AutoCAD DWG

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

AutoCAD DXF

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

Esri ArcInfo Generate

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

Esri Interchange File

tick

tick

tick

tick

Basic File Geodatabase

tick

tick

tick

tick

Basic Personal Geodatabase

tick

tick

tick

tick

Esri Shapefile

tick

tick

tick

tick

Geography Markup Language

tick

tick

tick

tick

Google Earth KML/KMZ

tick

tick

tick

tick

MapInfo MIF/MID

tick

tick

cross

tick

MapInfo TAB

tick

tick

cross

tick

MicroStation Design

cross

cross

Format has no attributes

International Hydographic Office S-57

tick

tick

Format uses simple ASCII text for attribute names and most values

Windows Unicode Support (Export)

Data Format

File Directory

Filename

Attribute Column Name

Attribute Value

Delimited Text

tick

tick

tick

tick

AutoCAD DWG

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

AutoCAD DXF

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

Esri ArcInfo Generate

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

Esri Interchange File

tick

tick

tick

tick

Esri Shapefile

tick

tick

tick

tick

Geography Markup Language

tick

tick

tick

tick

Google Earth KML/KMZ

tick

tick

tick

tick

MapInfo MIF/MID

tick

tick

cross

tick

MapInfo TAB

tick

tick

cross

tick

MicroStation Design

cross

cross

Format has no attributes

Mac Unicode Support (Import)

Data Format

File Directory

Filename

Attribute Column Name

Attribute Value

Delimited Text

tick

tick

tick

tick

AutoCAD DWG

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

AutoCAD DXF

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

Esri ArcInfo Generate

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

Esri Interchange File

tick

tick

tick

tick

Basic File Geodatabase

tick

tick

tick

tick

Basic Personal Geodatabase

tick

tick

tick

tick

Esri Shapefile

tick

tick

tick

tick

Geography Markup Language

tick

tick

tick

tick

Google Earth KML/KMZ

tick

tick

tick

tick

MapInfo MIF/MID

tick

tick

cross

tick

MapInfo TAB

tick

tick

cross

tick

MicroStation Design

cross

cross

Format has no attributes

International Hydrographic Office S-57

tick

tick

Format uses simple ASCII text for attribute names and most values

Mac Unicode Support (Export)

Data Format

File Directory

Filename

Attribute Column Name

Attribute Value

Delimited Text

tick

tick

tick

tick

AutoCAD DWG

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

AutoCAD DXF

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

Esri ArcInfo Generate

tick

tick

Format has no attributes

Esri Interchange File

tick

tick

tick

tick

Esri Shapefile

tick

tick

tick

tick

Geography Markup Language

tick

tick

tick

tick

Google Earth KML/KMZ

tick

tick

tick

tick

MapInfo MIF/MID

tick

tick

cross

tick

MapInfo TAB

tick

tick

cross

tick

MicroStation Design

cross

cross

Format has no attributes

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Last updated: 11/30/2020