Notepad Encoding options

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piscespassion

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Lately I've been saving any website changes I make in a business file folder on my laptop, using Notepad cus they're all HTML stuff... and sometimes Notepad will ask me to choose a different Encoding that is "not" ANSI. What is the difference between the following:
- ANSI
- Unicode
- Unicode big endianu
- UTF-8

Thanks for your help folks!! ;)
~Rose
 
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Unicode is an of extended character using 16-bit integers for each character code. This allows support for non-roman character languages like Arabic and Chinese. If you're language is English, you can use plain old ANSI.
 

piscespassion

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Hmmm... then why do you suppose it sometimes asks me not to save it in ANSI? It'll say that there are some characters that cannot be saved in ANSI... or something similar to that.
 
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Yes. There are some characters which you cannot save in ANSI. Most specially characters like MUSIC symbol
 
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