Target File Encoding Dialog Box

Last update:  January 2014

 

The Target File Encoding dialog box is used to set the character encoding of a target file.  The file type of the source file determines which character encodings are supported.

 

For text files, the following character encodings are typically supported:

ANSI  (MBCS)

UTF-8  (Unicode)

UTF-16  (Unicode)

 

The encoding cannot be selected for binary files (e.g., EXE, DLL) and XML files.

 

BOM:  In addition to the encoding it is also possible to specify whether the target file will include a byte order mark (BOM) at the beginning of the file.  The default setting is to include a BOM.

 

 

Opening the Dialog Box

The Target File Encoding dialog box is opened from the Target Files property page in the Source and Target Files dialog box.

 

Dialog Box Elements

 

Source file name Field

The name of the source file from which the selected target file is generated.

Target language Field

The language of the selected target file.

Character Encoding and Unicode Signature Group Box

Source file [encoding] Field

The encoding of the source file.

Target file [encoding] Combo-Box

The encoding of the target file.  Use the combo-box to change the encoding.

Add a Unicode Signature (BOM) Checkbox

Check this option to add a byte order mark (BOM) to the beginning of the target file.
Default setting: enabled.

Target file [encoding] Combo-Box

The encoding of the target file.  Use the combo-box to change the encoding.

Set encoding and BOM for all target files of the same file type Checkbox

Check this option to set the encoding for all files of the same file type.

 

 

Figure:  The Target File Encoding dialog box.