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Gab D
Gab D am 25 Jan. 2024
Kommentiert: Gab D am 12 Feb. 2024
I often have to write in french, either to define strings for folder location or for comments.
My problem is that, since updating to matlab R2023b, I get errors simbols "�" in place of special characters (é, è, à, ...) each time I boot matlab and open a script (see figure below). This only happens on matlab that I reach on a server through Remote Desktop, and not on my personal computer (which has the same version). So, I believe it's something about how matlab has been installed or a setting that I cannot find. The errors are present in both .mlx and .m files.
I have tried made sure that the version installed is indeed 64 bit with the commands:
computer; computer('arch');
and receive 'PCWIN64' and 'win64'.
Finally, I wish I could just "not" write in french and only in english to solve this problem, but it is currently not possible.
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Star Strider
Star Strider am 25 Jan. 2024
My pleasure!
I do not have that problem, however I am interested in learning the solution.
Jon Asier Bárcena Petisco
Jon Asier Bárcena Petisco am 30 Jan. 2024
I have a similar problem. I used Matlab on my courses because the life script was visually really nice, but using English is simply not an option (I'm Spanish).

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Pavan Sahith
Pavan Sahith am 7 Feb. 2024
Hello Gab,
I see that your MATLAB is not identifying French characters correctly and question marks are appearing instead, it could be due to the incorrect encoding being used. To get a better understanding of the current locale settings in MATLAB, you can use the command:
Generally ,setting the encoding to 'UTF-8' should solve this issue. For that you can try the following steps:
  • In MATLAB, Use "Save As" to save the file.
  • The saving box that comes up will have a menu that allows you to select the format of the file to save as.
  • Make sure that UTF-8 is selected and not "all .m files".
Additionally, I've found a couple of MATLAB Answers posts that might help you in setting the encoding to 'UTF-8'.
If the issue still persists, you can contact the Technical Support.
Hope this helps!
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Gab D
Gab D am 12 Feb. 2024
I was communicating with Matlab's support at the same time, as suggested by @Star Strider. There was indeed a problem with the encoding and changing it to UTF-8 solved the wrongly appearing characters.
Using the line you suggested:
I noticed that before the encoding was "windows-1252".
I used the informations on the following link and was able to change to UTF-8.
I accepted your answer.

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