About File Encoding

If you work with non-ANSI encoded documents, you can open encoded files and save files with character encoding. The following encoding formats are supported:

Processing files from Unicode encoding formats involves code page checking, detection of file encoding, and format conversions. Therefore, enabling non-ANSI file encoding slows document handling operations in the Editor. You can also work with ANSI files while working with Unicode files, but for optimal system performance, you should only enable non-ANSI file encoding when you need to open or save Unicode files.

By default, files are not handled as Unicode.


Unicode files cannot be transferred successfully using an SSL-enabled FTP server. Therefore, disable the Secure (SSL) feature in the Configure FTP Server dialog box before transferring these types of files.

To enable non-ANSI file encoding:

  1. In the Options > Settings > File Settings pane, select Enable non-ANSI file encoding.
  2. If desired, select the option to display encoding information on the document tab in the Editor window.

    This is a handy reminder if you are working with varied file formats.

  3. Click Apply to save your changes.