Special Character Issues
I have an issue with special characters that i can’t find a way to fix
Normal Text - https://i.imgur.com/upKBAsa.png
Pasted Text - https://i.imgur.com/pjiujWJ.png
I’ve tried changing the encoding and even messed with the style configurator to no avail.
Apologies in advance for anything i do or may have done wrong, I’m new to this site and this problem is the only reason i’ve come here.
Meta Chuh last edited by Meta Chuh
welcome to the notepad++ community, @English-Crusader
the most widely used file format for those characters is utf-8.
if you are on notepad++ versions 7.6 to 7.6.4, there was a bug concerning the automatic character encoding function, so if you reload such an utf-8 file, it will be interpreted as something else, messing up the characters.
if this is the case, it is recommended, that you update to notepad++ 7.6.6 using
? > update notepad++.
on versions 7.6 to 7.6.4, or if you want to select your character encoding yourself, you have to go to
settings > preferences > miscand disable
autodetect character encoding, as seen at the screenshot below.
then go to
settings > preferences > new documentand set your default encoding to
apply to opened ansi files.
note: if you copy/paste from a source like a browser, the special chars should appear correctly, but if you copy paste from an application, which uses a different character encoding, you will have to paste it into a new tab and switch through the different encodings, to figure out which ones they use.
once you have done that, you can select
encoding > convert to utf-8before saving, or copy/paste the correctly displayed text from this scrap tab to your real file.
@Meta-Chuh Thank you for the answer, Unfortunately the updating solution has proved to be ineffective. And i had already used your other reccomendations in a previous attempt to fix the issue.
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