We recommend that you log in before editing. This will allow other users to leave you a message about your edit, and will let you track edits via your Watchlist. Creating an account is quick and free. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!===[[VimTip246|April 2011]]=== For a long time now, Vim has had the ability to work with files in a very large set of [[wikipedia:Character encoding|character encodings]]. Using a character encoding with a very large range of characters, such as the Unicode encodings, can provide many benefits to any Vim user. Whether you need to work with multiple languages, or just want to use fancy box-drawing characters and arrows in your 'listchars' option or a plugin, using a Unicode encoding can make editing in Vim even more pleasant than it already is. There are a lot of options that impact encoding in Vim, and it can be intimidating to someone not familiar with them. (And who really is?) Our [[VimTip246|featured tip]] discusses the various options you will need to start using Unicode successfully. Use the included example as a starting point or a drop-in addition to your [[vimrc]] to start editing in Unicode today! Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Vim Tips Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Vim_Tips_Wiki:Featured_Tip"