Help with encoding
I set my document to UTF-8 with BOM and am trying to use:
Instead I get some squares.
Generally, an unexpected square in your document on a unicode character means that the current font doesn’t have a glyph for that character. You might try toggling the Settings > Preferences > MISC > ☐ Use DirectWrite (May improve rendering special characters, need to restart Notepad++) – this often makes such glyph issues work better by allowing the OS to do behind-the-scenes things to borrow a glyph from a different font for that character.
If that doesn’t work, you might investigate changing Settings > Style Configurator > Global Styles > Default style’s Font setting, and see if another font will properly render the glyph that your current font does not.