This page contains settings related to the character encoding of files involved in text comparisons.

Try to auto-detect character encoding from file content

Check this setting to make Merge look within files to determine the character encoding that should be used for loading and saving. If the encoding cannot be determined, the default character encoding specified below will be used.

Merge currently looks for Unicode byte-order markers at the start of files, XML and HTML encoding directives, and #pragma code page directives within resource files.

Default character encoding

Choose the default character encoding for text comparisons from this list.