RubyMine 6.3.0 Web Help

There are two modes of dealing with file encoding:

  • Converting: the contents of the editor are stored in a different encoding. So doing, the contents of the underlying file change, but the contents of the editor stay unchanged.
  • Reloading: the underlying file, opened in the editor, is shown in an encoding that differs from its original one. So doing, the contents of the editor can change, but the underlying files does not.

RubyMine suggests the following major ways to change encoding:

To change encoding of a file that contains explicit encoding
  1. Open the desired file in the editor.
  2. Change explicit encoding information. Use error highlighting to recognize wrong encoding and press Ctrl+SpaceCtrl+SpaceCtrl+SpaceCtrl+SpaceAlt+SlashCtrl+SpaceCtrl+Space or Ctrl+Back SlashCtrl+SpaceCtrl+SpaceControl SpaceControl SpaceControl SpaceControl Space, Alt Escape or Shift Space to have a list of available encodings displayed:

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To change encoding of a single file that doesnt contain explicit encoding
  1. Open the desired file for editing.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the main menu, point to File | File encoding.
    • Click file encoding on the Status bar.
  3. Select the desired encoding from the pop-up window.

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  4. If the selected encoding will change the file contents, RubyMine shows a dialog box, where you can choose to Reload file from disk, or Convert it to a different encoding.

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