Setting encoding in Kate

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Wed Sep 6 15:07:29 BST 2017

On 06/09/17 16:36, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> On Wednesday September 06 2017 16:16:16 Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> Even worse, if I have that comment in the file and try to switch the
>> encoding manually (from and to CP1252), then Kate corrupts the file by
>> deleting the unrecognized "block" characters.
> That might be an error in some underlying KF5 framework or even in Qt5.
> Switching the encoding as you call it apparently triggers a conversion of the textfile, NOT just how the file's individual bytes are interpreted.

I could live with that, since I don't have a reason to change the 
encoding. However, the modeline just doesn't work. Kate tells me it *is* 
using the encoding I specified, but it reality it doesn't. Characters of 
that encoding still show up as squares.

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