Text Encoding

iA Writer saves documents as plain text files, using Unicode (UTF-8) encoding. iA Writer supports opening documents in many encodings, but a document’s encoding must generally be determined by heuristics (advanced guessing). If a document appears to be in “Chinese” when opened in Writer, this is generally due to an encoding problem, often from editing the document in a non-UTF-8 program such as Notepad for Windows. Learn what to do in this situation here.