Character encoding problems


I have indexed a bunch of documents that were encoded in ISO-8859-1. When I do a search, the results show the typical garbled sequences of strange characters that reveal a problem with character encoding. I need to do searches that differentiate words according to whether they contain specific accented characters or not. Can anybody lend me a hand? Doesn’t DevonThink recognize the different character encodings? I’m going to be working mainly with texts in ISO-8850-1 and UTF-8.

Josep M.

Only few encodings can be recognized automatically. Therefore you might have to choose the desired one first in Preferences > Import before importing/indexing.