Unicode Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.21, by Dr. Herong Yang
Opening UTF-8 Text Files
This section provides a tutorial example on how to open a UTF-8 text file with Nodepad correctly by selecting the UTF-8 encoding option on the open file dialog box.
According to the Notepad help information, Notepad support 3 Unicode encodings: Unicode, UTF-8, and big-endian Unicode. Let's try to use Notepad to open the UTF-8 text file, hello.utf-8, created from the previous chapter first.
1. Run Notepad and click menu File > Open. The open file dialog box comes up.
2. Select the hello.utf-8 text file and select the UTF-8 option in the Encoding field. See the picture below:
3. Click the Open button. The UTF-8 file opens in the editor correctly. See the picture below:
Very nice. This proves that Notepad can open UTF-8 text file correctly if the UTF-8 encoding option is selected.
If you select a different encoding, like Unicode, the UTF-8 text file will be opened incorrectly. Try it out yourself.
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