Non English Character From Text File Not Display Correctly in LabVIEW

Updated Aug 25, 2021

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

Why read Japanese character from text file display gibberish character? The same program display correct character on Windows 7 and Windows 10 prior to version 1903. 


The text could not be display correctly due to text file encoding. Prior to Windows 10 version 1903, default text file encoding is ANSI. From Windows 10 1903, default encoding change to UTF-8.

Change text file encoding to ANSI solve the problem. You can change text file encoding by opening it on Notepad and change the encoding from the Save As menu.