[new plugin] “Empty files as Unicode”
Alf P. Steinbach
Automatically changes the encoding of opened empty documents to Unicode.
Without this plugin Notepad++ will assume that any existing empty file is encoded as Windows ANSI. With this plugin a Unicode encoding is assumed, and is used when you add and save some text. The default encoding is the last saved Notepad++ default for empty documents, or if that isn’t Unicode, then UTF-8 with BOM.
The plugin is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, plus full source code and CMake support for building with Visual C++, from GitHub, (https://github.com/alf-p-steinbach/NPP-plugin-Empty-files-as-Unicode/releases).