I am trying to translate the text in my game to Spanish. I followed the tutorial on the Roblox Wiki. I generated and exported the GeneratedLocalizationTable.csv. Then I added the translations to Spanish using Excel. However, when I tried to import the file to Studio, it gave an error saying that the file can only be encoded in UTF-8. I re-exported the localization table file in UTF-8 format and tried again, and it worked. However, the special characters in Spanish were messed up and replaced with question marks and other symbols.
For example, in the csv file, I type “cámara” but when converted from ANSI to UTF-8, it is changed to “có¡²a”, and in-game, it is displayed as “c?a”.
Does anyone know how to handle this problem?
I’m not sure, but…
Internally, ANSI and UTF-8 represent every character as a number. The English characters are exactly the same in each, but non-English characters are completely different.
If you convert from ANSI to UTF-8, then you’re finding the appropriate UTF-8 numbers for the ANSI characters.
If you interpret ANSI as UTF-8 then you’re treating the ANSI numbers as UTF-8 numbers. This will produce wrong characters for non-English text.
It looks like maybe you wrote your translations as ANSI then interpreted them as UTF-8. I would suggest using UTF-8 from the very beginning instead of using ANSI.
Make sure when you open your CSV that you’re opening it as UTF-8 and not as ANSI. Make sure that when you save, you save it as UTF-8 and not ANSI.
What program are you using to edit or make your CSV files?
If none of these work then this is a Roblox bug, but I doubt that. Other developers have been using this system and I haven’t seen any bug reports about this issue, which I would expect if it was a Roblox bug instead of user error.
I am using Excel to edit the CSV files.
You were right. I clicked “Convert to UTF-8” instead of “Encode in UTF-8” in Notepad++ and that fixed the problem.