How to convert a textfile and really show german umlaute?



  • I have a textfile which contains mostly text. Among the characters are some german Umlaute (äöü).

    When I inspect these umlaute characters in hexadecimal they are represented for example by

    xF6 = “ö”

    or

    xFC = “ü”

    When I load now this file into NP++ these umlaute chars are NOT shown correctly. Instead some exotic chars are shown.

    NP++ seems to interpret the content (as shown in the lower right corner of the status bar) as encoded “Windows (CR LF) ISO8859-5”

    I tried a lot of NP++ converts from “Encoding” menu to let NP++ show the correct umlaute but without success.

    How can I tell NP++ to convert/show umlaute correctly?

    As an additional hint: The file contains some two-byte control chars xDE xE1

    Maybe this has a negative impact on the correct identification.

    Ben



  • @Ben-S.

    How can I tell NP++ to convert/show umlaute correctly?

    What if you select Encoding->Character Set->Western European->Windows-1252?

    As an additional hint: The file contains some two-byte control chars xDE xE1
    Maybe this has a negative impact on the correct identification.

    Could be, hard to tell without having the file. Can you make a copy of that file and delete these
    control chars, save it and reopen it? Does this solve the issue?

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • It works.
    Thank you


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