PhpStorm 2019.1 Help

File encoding

You can configure and change encoding for directories or files including the properties files.

PhpStorm lets you change encoding while you work in the editor. If you need to check encoding details and configure more options, use the Files Encodings page in Settings | Editor.

Configure encoding for a directory or a file without built-in encoding information

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), click File Encodings under Editor. The File Encodings page opens.

  2. The Path column shows a path to a file or a directory. The Encoding column shows the encodings. Click the specified encoding to change it. You can also add a new path, delete, or edit the existing one.

    File Encodings

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+Space to have a list of available encodings displayed:

    Explicit encoding

Change encoding of a single file that doesn't contain explicit encoding

  1. Open the desired file for editing.

  2. From the main menu, select File | File encoding or click the file encoding on the Status bar.

  3. Select the desired encoding from the popup.

    Status bar encoding

  4. If the warning(artwork icons nele issue warning inline / icons runConfigurations configurationWarning) icon is displayed next to the selected encoding that means that this encoding might change the file contents.

    In this case PhpStorm opens a dialog where you can decide what you want to do with your file. You can click either Reload or Convert.

    If you choose Reload, you load the file in the editor from a disk and the encoding changes are applied to the editor only. If you choose Convert, the file on a disk is overwritten with the encoding of your choice.)
Last modified: 16 April 2019