CE character encoding in Notepad

  1. Posts : 77
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit [1809]

    CE character encoding in Notepad

    I hate Windows feature that enforces installing localized software - e.g. I live in Poland so if I set my location as "Poland" many apps will be installed with Polish interface, which I don't want to.

    Therefore I've installed my OS in en-US version and left US as my location. Now it's all nice in terms of apps interface, as it's always English. Most programs cause no problems with one exception - Notepad...

    Whenever I open a txt file with Polish national characters, I see "bushes" instead of them. I tried to open them as UFT-8 encoded, but it hasn't helped. I've changed Notepad default font into CE encoding - no effect.

    I tend to believe the default Notepad encoding is set to westerns somewhere, but I can't figure where to look for the appropriate setting - can anyone advise me on how to change it, so txt files displayed correctly?
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  2. Posts : 77
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit [1809]
    Thread Starter

    Anyone please?
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  3. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 professional 64 bit

    I have the same problem.
    Did you find a solution?
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  4. Posts : 77
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit [1809]
    Thread Starter

    I'm afraid I have no alternative for this... It looks it's some sort of Windows bug that makes Notepad stuck to the encoding bound to the OS language and disregard all the others.

    I have a workaround - got a small too called Codepage Converter - I'm using it to convert my TXT files (e.g. subtitles) to UTF-8 and fortunately Windows has no issues with displaying such files correctly. I need to use this tool, as simple re-save the original "bushy" file as UFT-8 doesn't help.
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