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I cannot save matlab editor, the .m file.

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Yuge Zhang
Yuge Zhang on 9 Aug 2021
Answered: Walter Roberson on 12 Aug 2021
Hi,
When I save the .m file, it warning that " The matlab editor cannot use US-ASCII encoding to save the file, please use UTF-8 encoding to save the file ". Am I missing some kind of file? What do I need to do? The computer I use is MAC, the matlab version is R0221a.
Look forward to your reply!

Answers (3)

Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro
I guess that you must have used some special characters like accents, have you copy-pasted something into the editor?
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Yuge Zhang
Yuge Zhang on 12 Aug 2021
I can’t use it after I clean the computer. I suspect that some files have been deleted automatically.

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DGM
DGM on 9 Aug 2021
You might want to check what your locale settings are
feature('locale')
and see if any of this is of use:
My understanding was that this should be utf8 in that version/env, but maybe yours is set to us-ascii for some reason.
This might also be of help.

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 12 Aug 2021
Use Save As to save the file. The saving box that comes up will have a menu that allows you to select the format of the file to save as. Make sure that UTF8 is selected, not ISO-8896-1 and not "all .m files"

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