Set UTF-8 display for Git GUI differences window

By | January 4, 2018

I can’t remember how I made Git GUI to display UTF-8 encoded differences correctly. Also I can’t find the guide in search engines.

Now I need to do this at new workplace. Could you write down instructions?

OS: Windows 7

# Global setting for all you repositories
> git config --global gui.encoding utf-8

# For one repository only
> git config gui.encoding utf-8

Or from the GUI window:

Edit -> Options… -> Default File Contents Encoding -> Change

and select “Unicode (UTF-8)”

In the Options, you’ll see that there are two panel, the one on the right is for all repositories, the one on the left for the local repository.

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