In Netbeans, You can apply encoding at the project or file level.

Change encoding to all projects in Netbeans IDE

This is a change required in the NetBeans configuration file(netbeans.conf)

  • Go to netbeans instllation folder
  • find netbeans.conf file
  • Add or update the netbeans_default_options key value to below
  • Restart the Netbeans server to take effect of changes

Change encoding single project in Netbeans IDE

The following steps are configured at the file or project level.

  • Go to File -> Project Properties
  • The project Properties window displayed
  • Go to Sources and show Encoding options.
  • You can change the dropdown value of encoding to a new value
  • Next, Click on the OK button