Differentiate default encoding by file extension



  • HTML5 requires that files be encoded in UTF-8, so all php, html, css, and js files should be saved in that way. All the other text files, as txt, conf, ini, and so forth could be saved in ISO-8859-1. Is there a way to differentiate the default encoding by extension in Notepad++?



  • @Dario-de-Judicibus

    Is there a way to differentiate the default encoding by extension in Notepad++?

    afaik, no, not with native npp functions/settings.

    A possible solution might involve scripting language plugins like python script, lua script etc. One could register a callback function when a file gets loaded/activated
    and then checks the file extension and acts accordingly.

    Cheers
    Claudia

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Good idea. I’m also interested in this.