Unicode Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.20, by Dr. Herong Yang
Saving UTF-8 Text Files
This section provides a tutorial example to prove that Excel can not save a UTF-8 text file. Its Save As Type only supports the Unicode Text (*.txt) encoding.
After testing the Excel open function, now I want to test the save function with the UTF-8 encoding.
1. Run Excel and open hello.utf-8 correctly with the "65001 : Unicode (UTF-8)" encoding option selected.
2. Click the File > "Save As" menu. The "Save As" dialog box comes up.
3. Excel does not provide the UTF-8 encoding in the "Save as type" list.
It only provides "Text (Tab delimited) (*.txt)" and "Unicode Text (*.txt)":
Too bad. This proves that Excel can not save UTF-8 text files.
Last update: 2009.
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