Use this tool to convert file encodings of one or several files on disk.
Select the current encoding of the files. The files to be converted should all have the same encoding. E.g. if the files to be converted are ANSI files, select the correct ANSI encoding in the list. Files with a Unicode signature (BOM) will be identified though and handled correctly.
Select the encoding to convert the files to. E.g. if the files should be converted to UTF-8, select Unicode (UTF-8) in the list.
Unicode signature (BOM)
Set this if the converted files should have a Unicode signature. This option will only affect Unicode files and will have no effect on ANSI files.
Select a newline format to convert to. "No change" will not convert the newline format of the files. The other options are Windows (CRLF), Unix (LF) and Mac (CR).
Convert all current project files. NOTE! The project files will not be listed in the list box below.
Select files to convert
Click on the file button to open the file dialog. You can select as many files as you want. And you can do it several time to select files in different folders.
Backup files (.bak)
Set this option to backup the converted files. The backup files will have the file extension .bak.
NOTE! The undo feature will only work if you backup your files.
List and buttons
The file list display all the files to be converted. It is possible to uncheck files you want to exclude from the conversion.
Convert the files. The original files are overwritten. Use the backup option to save the original files.
Rename the backup files (with .bak extensions) to restore the old files. This only works if the backup option was used. Otherwise, this button is disabled.