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Windows 10, Emacs 25.

When I want to convert file from Windows-1251 to UTF-8 I use Notepad++.

Before convert:

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convert:

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after convert:

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My question is: Is it possible this convert in Emacs?

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One should use the command set-buffer-file-coding-system (C-x RET f), set the encoding, and then save the file.

Note that you may want to first revert-buffer-with-coding-system (C-x RET r) before performing the above step, if the file is opened with the wrong encoding in the first place.

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    This worked for me. It modified the buffer and I was able to save as UTF-8.
    – MattMS
    May 2, 2018 at 2:50
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The easiest way to do this is to:

  1. Type C-x RET c
  2. Select the desired coding system (in this case probably utf-8-dos)
  3. Pass C-x C-w as the command and pass the name of the file to write
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  • Not help. File stay on "windows-1251"
    – Alex
    Aug 1, 2017 at 16:10
  • @Alex sorry, I thought it was the other way around. I edited the answer to work for this case.
    – user12563
    Aug 1, 2017 at 18:45
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    I try again, but it not help. Coding system not change to utf-8-dos
    – Alex
    Aug 2, 2017 at 7:03
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This should do the trick:

  1. Visit the file with C-x C-f.
  2. Revert opened buffer to the original file encoding (cp-1251 in this case) with M-x + revert-buffer-wth-coding-system.
  3. Use M-x + set-buffer-file-coding-system to set encoding to utf-8.
  4. Save the file.
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    this answer is similar to @xji 's answer. Dec 12, 2018 at 12:44

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