File Manager: Declaring Character Sets
Declaring Character Sets
When files are uploaded to the course, a default character set is applied to the files. Anyone who wants to use content that was not created in the default character set can benefit from this feature, including language instructors, multilingual educational institutions, and multilingual students.
If a file was created using a character set other than the default, you must declare its character set for it to display properly. For example, if a file was created using the Korean (ISO-2022-kr) character set, you must declare this character set for the file. When you declare a character set, the file's metadata is updated. This metadata is read to display the file in the declared character set.
The following character sets are supported:
- Arabic (ISO-8859-6)
- Arabic (Windows 1256)
- Baltic (ISO-8859-4)
- Baltic (Windows 1257)
- Central European (ISO-8859-2)
- Central European (Windows 1250)
- Chinese Simplified (EUC_CN)
- Chinese Traditional (Big5)
- Cyrillic (ISO-8859-5)
- Cyrillic (KOi8-R)
- Cyrillic (Windows 1251)
- Greek (ISO-8859-7)
- Greek (Windows 1253)
- Hebrew (ISO-8859-8)
- Hebrew (Windows 1255)
- Japanese (EUC-JP)
- Japanese (IBM-33722)
- Japanese (Shift_JIS)
- Korean (EUC-KR, KSC5601)
- Korean (ISO-2022-kr)
- Thai (Windows 874)
- Turkish (ISO-8859-9)
- Turkish (Windows 1254)
- Unicode (UCS-2)
- Unicode (UTF-8)
- Western European (ISO-8859-1)
- Western European (Windows 1252)
To decalre a different character set:
Step 1: In File Manager, navigate to the folder that contains the files for which you want to declare a character set.
TIP: The items may appear on multiple pages. You can use the paging controls to navigate to items that appear on other pages.
In this example, 1 (1-20) means page 1 contains records 1 to 20.
- To view all pages: from the Page drop-down list, select All and click the Go icon.
- To go to the next page: click the Next Page icon.
- To return to the previous page: click the Previous Page icon.
You can also use the Paging Preferences icon to set the number of items to be displayed on each page. By default, 10 items are displayed per page. You can set a maximum of 999 items per page.
Step 2: Locate the file for which you want to declare a character set, and next to its title, click the down arrow icon.
Step 3: Click .
Step 4: From the drop-down list, select the character set for the files.
Step 5: If you want to preview a file in the selected character set:
- Locate the file and, under Actions, click its Preview icon. The file appears in a pop-up window.
- When you are finished previewing the file, close the pop-up window.
Step 6: Next to the name of each file, ensure that the check box is selected.
Step 7: Click Save
The character set is declared on all selected files.