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Change file encoding in VS Code

How to change file encoding in VS Code?
1. Click on encoding on the status bar.
2. Select 'Save with Encoding'
3. Select the required encoding from the list.

The default character set encoding to use when reading and writing files is UTF-8 in VS Code. You can change this setting for the selected file only, or globally for all files.

Change encoding for a file

  1. Click on the encoding in the status bar to reopen or save the active file with a different encoding.

  2. Select a new encoding from the list

Change encoding globally

You can change file encoding globally using the settings panel. 

  1. Open settings with CTRL + , or use the menu File -> Preferences -> Settings
  2. Search for file.encoding
  3. Select the new encoding from the list

    Change file encoding globally


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