Encoding support

Encoding support allows you to change character encoding when you open or save files. Some non-latin symbols might appear unreadable when opening/reopening a document if it was saved using a code page that differs from the one used in the CodeLobster IDE by default. In thoose cases, it makes sense to manipulate the code pages to find a proper one. When opening files, the encoding is determined automatically. Still, in some cases, it is not possible to determine the encoding, then the dialog asks the user to set the encoding manually.

Current file encoding shows in the status bar:

When you open or save files, the dialogue window will show the following listbox Encoding:

To change the code page, click the drop-down button on the right of the field. The drop-down list will appear encodings list.


The most popular encoding for English and non-English characters is UTF-8, and we recommend to create and save files in this encoding.

Also, you can change current file encoding:


You can specify the default code page in Tools | Preferences | General.