TextEncoder

Supported Formats

With the TextEncoder you can change both the encoding and the type of line break of text files. On this page we have compiled for you which codecs and line breaks the TextEncoder can read, write and change.

Encodings

The following encodings can be read and written with the TextEncoder. In the "BOM" column, you can see if the encoding supports a Byte Order Mark. In the parameter column, you can see which parameter you can use in the batch version to convert files to the corresponding format via a script.

EncodingDescriptionBOMParameter
ASCII7-bit encoding with 128 characters (00 to 7F)
noascii
Latin-18-bit encoding according to ISO 8859-1
nolatin1
Latin-28-bit encoding according to ISO 8859-2
nolatin2
WIN-ANSILanguage-dependent ANSI code page of your Windows installation
nowin-ansi
WIN-1250Windows Code Page 1250 (Central European)
nowin-1250
WIN-1251Windows Code Page 1251 (Cyrillic)nowin-1251
WIN-1252Windows Code Page 1252 (Western European)nowin-1252
WIN-1253Windows Code Page 1253 (Greek)nowin-1253
UTF-7For using Unicode in non-8-bit environments
yesutf7
UTF-8Unicode encoding with variable 1 to 4 bytes per character
yesutf8
UTF-16 LE
Unicode encoding with variable 2 or 4 bytes per character, Little Endian
yesutf16le
UTF-16 BE
Unicode encoding with variable 2 or 4 bytes per character, Big Endian
yesutf16be
UTF-32 LE
Unicode encoding with fixed 4 bytes per character, Little Endian
yesutf32le
UTF-32 BE
Unicode encoding with fixed 4 bytes per character, Big Endianyesutf32be

Learn more about each encoding in the introduction to Unicode text file formats.

Line Breaks

The following line break types can be read and written with the TextEncoder. In the parameter column, you can see which parameter you can use in the batch version to change the line break of files via a script into the respective type.

Line Break
System / Designation
Code Point
Parameter
CRLF
Windows, DOS, OS/2, CP/M, TOSU+000D + U+000A
crlf
LFUnix, Linux, macOS, Mac OS X, AmigaOSU+000Alf
CRClassic Mac OS, Apple II, CommodoreU+000Dcr
NLAIX OS, IBM Mainframe Systems, OS/390U+0015nl
FFUnicode Form Feed
U+000Cff
NELUnicode New Line
U+0085nel
LSUnicode Line Separator
U+2028ls
PSUnicode Paragraph Separator
U+2029ps
VTVertical Tab
U+000Bvt

See the introduction to line breaks to learn more about the different types of line breaks.