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Setting default encoding for non-unicode programs/documents in Mac OS X 10.5

Setting default encoding for non-unicode programs/documents in Mac OS X 10.5

I'm trying to open a document that has non-Unicode Arabic text in it using Mac OS X. I know way around this problem in Windows XP for example: the user can set the default encoding for non-Unicode programs to be any language (under Regional and Language Options --- Advanced), but I can't figure out how to do the same in OS X.

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Guest [Entry]

Turns out there's no global way of doing this in OSX as in Windows. It has to be done on an application by application level --- and not all applications support changing the encoding.
Guest [Entry]

"You can simply go to:

System Preferences > Language & Region > Apps

and then insert the specific application you use to open that document & specify the language setting."