Quick tip: Work with non-English (UTF-8) languages in Notepad++

I love Notepad++. I haven’t stopped using it ever since I first downloaded it some years back. One thing that drives me mental though is how to set the language setting so that my Greek / Hellenic characters don’t come up as question marks.

You’d think that the setting would be in the Encoding menu, right? Well, you can click on Encoding and select “Encode in UTF-8” and that would work for the currently open document. However, you don’t really want to have to do this each time you want to work with a non-English document, do you?

Well, you can change the encoding setting for all new documents, albeit, not from the “Encoding” menu.

The setting is available here:

Settings > Preferences > New Document/Default Directory > Encoding

If you just set it to UTF-8, you’re good to go.

MGR: the Intelogist

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SharePoint Server developer, turned Sitefinity developer, turned Angular developer, turned SharePoint Online consultant, turned Unily consultant, turned O365 consultant... Never a dull moment!

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