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  • Closed as UTF-8, reopened as ANSI

    Dear all,

    I have a very strange problem that is driving me crazy, so I hope anyone with a brain bigger than mine (an easy feat, mind you) will help me out.

    I have a set of HTML documents that, when I open then, are encoded as "ANSI". I change the encoding to UTF-8 but when I close the document and open it again is still ANSI.

    So the question is: Is there any way to:

    a) Open all documents as UTF-8, so when I close them they stay that way.

    b) Save the documents as UTF-8, and they stay saved that way.

    By the way, I did tried the "save as..." and seleted UTF-8, but for some reason they keep opening themselves as ANSI.

    Thanks in advance for any help provided, and sorry for the inconvenience.


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    Hi Sean,

    If your files only contain English characters, ANSI text and UTF8 text is identical so BC will detect it as ANSI. BC will detect the files as UTF-8 if they contain non-English characters or if there is a Byte Order Mark (

    You can force your file format to use a specific character encoding. Select "Tools > File Formats". Select the HTML format. Go to the Conversion tab. Change the encoding from "Detect" to the encoding you want to force it to.
    Chris K Scooter Software