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)":
Excel Save File Type Option

Too bad. This proves that Excel can not save UTF-8 text files.

Last update: 2009.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Character Sets and Encodings

 ASCII Character Set and Encoding

 GB2312 Character Set and Encoding

 GB18030 Character Set and Encoding

 JIS X0208 Character Set and Encodings

 Unicode Character Set

 UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format - 8-Bit)

 UTF-16, UTF-16BE and UTF-16LE Encodings

 UTF-32, UTF-32BE and UTF-32LE Encodings

 Java Language and Unicode Characters

 Character Encoding in Java

 Character Set Encoding Maps

 Encoding Conversion Programs for Encoded Text Files

 Using Notepad as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Word as a Unicode Text Editor

Using Microsoft Excel as a Unicode Text Editor

 What Is Microsoft Excel?

 Opening UTF-8 Text Files

 Opening UTF-16BE Text Files

 Opening UTF-16LE Text Files

Saving UTF-8 Text Files

 Saving Files in "Unicode Text (*.txt)" Option

 Opening UTF-16 Text Files

 Supported Save and Open File Formats

 Unicode Fonts

 Unicode Code Point Blocks - Code Charts

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version