What does the encoding ANSI refer to? Is it the Windows code page 1252?
If so, could that be stated explicitly in the menu entry (German
I came here looking for this same answer, does anyone know?
That will be the system code page for your computer (code page 0).
Using the term ANSI for character encodings is a misnomer and even Microsoft accepted that (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_ANSI_code_page#ANSI_code_page).
I highly suggest that Notpad++ should use the correct term “Windows code pages” or “default Windows code page” instead of that misnomer. Most text editors I know already do so. Term accuracy is very important, especially in the confusing world of character encodings.
Refer to https://sourceforge.net/p/notepad-plus/bugs/3263/, which has this object.
I fully support the daljun's view! Even enough to change the name to 'WinCP'.
Hello Felix daljun and All
Actually, the term ANSI represents the Windows default encoding, used by Windows, in all your NON-UNICODE programs !
Depending on your country, you generally use, as ANSI encoding, one of the encodings, listed below :
To that purpose, have a look at the address :
So, I do agree, like daljun, that the exact terms should be, for example :
Encode in Default Windows CP ( instead of "Encode in ANSI" )
Convert to Default Windows CP ( instead of "Convert to ANSI" )
Character Insertion Panel ( instead of "ASCII Insertion Panel" ), of the menu
option Edit - Character Panel
Indeed, the term ASCII should be used, formally, for the 128 first characters, only
( from 0x00 to 0x7F ), which are always identical, in all the different Windows Code Pages !