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World GIS data (such as GNS and VMAP) do not seem to indicate accents and diacriticals in their name attributes.

This
is probably old hat to those of you who do more international work, but
I'm at a loss where to get this information - apart from checking every
name against the Times world atlas...

how do y'all deal with this?

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When
I've used DCW data with Manifold it usually replaces characters with
accesnts with non leter characters (%, $, &) and it has just been a
small task of doing find and replace and figuring them out. Not of much
help sorry...

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...so
apprently DCW (and likely VMAP, as well) DO address accents and
diacrits - I use Global Mapper to convert VMAP0 and GNS data to
shapefile format - and apparently this info is not carried along...
hmmm... I will be investigating...

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Something
tells me the characters are getting lost in the translation. I always
load right from the arc info files or native formats...

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I think the dbf format for the attribute data in shapefiles is not the best. Have you looked at the sources? (vpf-files)
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