This tab can be used to convert several text files at once. The possible conversions will be expanded in the future. This tab can be used to convert several text files at once. The possible conversions will be expanded in the future.
After adding the files to be converted to the list, the text expert will make an assumption about the encoding. For UTF variants this can be very accurate, especially if the files have a BOM (Byte Order Mark) at the beginning. This is a byte sequence that describes the content. With old character sets like Windows, DOS or some regional variant like Polish, a determination fails because at this time it has not been part of the definition of the text format. You must take a look at the contents of the file yourself and specify the correct value in the 'Encoding' combo box. To set multiple entries at once you can use the '∑' button.
Conversion of the encoding
It can be selected from dozens of encodings. Since UTF variants have many different BOMs that can be optionally placed at the beginning of a text file, Mighty Desktop was designed to have no limits. Thanks to the input of bytes in hex notation, any BOM, no matter how rare, can be put at the start of the file.
The files are converted in place. If you want the conversion to be undoable, you must turn on the trash checkbox, otherwise it cannot be undone.