Supported Save and Open File Formats

This section provides a quick summary on Excel saving and opening Unicode files. UTF-16 (Little-Endian with BOM) is the best format for Excel.

Now we learned that Excel can save Unicode text files 1 encoding format:

Excel can open Unicode text files in 2 encoding formats:

Excel can not open Unicode text files in UTF-16BE or UTF-16LE encoding format correctly.

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 Outdated Tutorials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