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11.6. Why do my files get re-encoded to UTF-8 after submitting them as local encoding?

This is the behavior you would expect if the file type was set to UTF-8 encoding. To find out what file type a file is using you need to right-click the file and select 'Properties' (you can do this in a workspace or under the stream). This will launch the 'File Properties' where the file type is displayed on the General page.

A user with the 'File Type Administrator' policy enabled (as explained in this article) can then go and view this file type by selecting the 'File Types' tree item and opening the relevant file type (in this case 'text/plain'). You should check if the file type exists within the repository otherwise you should update the root file type (as explained in this article). The 'Flags' page of the File Type Properties will display the encoding.

You can select the encoding you want to use from the drop-down. Note that this will not update existing workspaces.  In an existing workspace any new files will be added with the correct encoding - but old files will keep the old encoding until they are edited. If you create a new workspace then all files will incorporate the change.

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