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Open Files with OEM (737) encoding


I am trying to open a file which is in “OEM (737)” encoding (as reported by a different editor), and has to stay in OEM encoding (because Windows).

However, two things strike me as weird:

  1. Sublime does not have such option from what I can see, neither does it have some kind of “tell us the file’s encoding as X argument to some Python open function”, so that such files could be opened in read-only mode at least.
  2. Sublime (or some plugin) seems to detect “some kind of encoding”, since the “CP1253” offered is constantly the text here (despite e.g. the currently selected file encoding)

Any suggestions welcome



I’m also interested in having Greek DOS (CP 737) support in Sublime Text.