Background information

When files are written, by default, the BigFix agent assumes that the encoding is the local one.

On a client with local encoding different from UTF-8 (like Windows), text data is transcoded from UTF-8 to the local encoding. Using the encode inspector you can now specify what encoding must be used to read and write files.

When files are read, if the Byte Order Mark (BOM) is set, file encoding is determined based on the BOM. Otherwise, the content of file is assumed to be in the local encoding.

Note: Inspectors and the Action Script language no longer handle binary file contents, because file is transcoded to or from UTF-8.