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Recently I encountered a rather weird problem when programming a report in SAS. All my Danish letters æ,ø,å had changed into weird symbols. While I had similar problems in other programs like R and LaTeX I never experienced any problems with SAS. After hours of debugging I realized that the problem was with the encoding differences between SAS and Sublime Text. The problem was occurred because I combined programs written in SAS which uses Western (Windows 1252) as encoding and SAS which uses UTF-8.

The solution was then to save the file with Western (Windows 1252) as encoding and then search and replace all my encoding errors.

To avoid similar problems in the future, I open my sas-sublime-settings file and added

"default_encoding": "Western (Windows 1252)"

If you ever wonder if you have the correct encoding you can open up the console in sublime and type `view.encoding()