How to change default character encoding for Cyrillic

'Opening UTF-8 Text Files' tutorial was cited in the 'Technical forums > Windows operating systems' ProZ forum in 2010.

The Opening UTF-8 Text Files tutorial was cited in the "Technical forums > Windows operating systems" ProZ forum in 2010.

Subject: How to change default character encoding for Cyrillic
Date: Jul 3, 2010
Author: Daniel Garcia
Source: http://www.proz.com/forum/windows_operating_systems
   /174686-how_to_change_default_character_encoding_for_cyrillic.html

Windows XP supports Unicode (and UTF-8) by default

Windows XP is Unicode compliant by default. You don't need to install 
or enable anything to make it work with UTF-8 files.

Did you try using the File-Open command from Notepad? (rather than 
double clicking).

There you can choose UTF-8 as format, which should open the files 
corrctly.

Here's a detailed ste-by-step procedure:

http://www.herongyang.com/Unicode/Notepad-Open-UTF-8-Text-File.html

Microsoft Word can do the same. You only need to activate the "Confirm
conversions at Open" in Word and then Open the file as Encoded text. 
The MS Word Help should provide detailed steps.

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