I tried on my own to use FAR 4.3 to change the encoding from ANSI to UTF-8 no BOM for all of my htm and js webhelp files for a particular webhelp – I used Auto-detect using BOM signature. FAR changed the files to UTF-8 with BOM. I tried to turn off the BOM by converting with Assume UTF-8 if no BOM signature – that did not work at all (FAR assumed all files were already UTF-8 and did not convert them).
Is there some way to change this in RoboHelp 7? Can RoboHelp 9 solve this problem?
If not, is there a post webhelp production solution that can convert all the webhelp in one “batch?”
UTF-8 was introduced in RoboHelp 8 but I don't think the BOM can be avoided.
RoboHelp 9 allows you to choose your encoding but the UTF-8 option is Unicode (UTF-8). There is also a Unicode option but it's outside my area to know if that is what you want.
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