Encoding issues in Workbench

Isn’t Workbench supposed to take UTF-8 as is? I’ve uploaded the following UTF-8 encoded file:

specimenAA (2).tsv (4.0 KB)

The file itself show special characters as they are:


However, as soon as it arrives in Workbench it’s turned into this:


What to do?

Hi @fedoras,

After uploading this data set using Specify 7.8.11, there does not appear to be an encoding issue.

You can select the character encoding and delimiter when creating a new data set from an imported file. Are you on an earlier version of Specify 7 when this is happening?

Thanks. We’re currently stuck at v7.7.5, because we can’t upgrade until we migrate from RHEL7 to RHEL8 servers, which is dragging out.