How to view UTF-8 Characters in VIM or Gvim


I work on webpages involving Non-English scripts from time to time, most of them uses utf-8 charset, VIM and Gvim does not display UTF-8 Characters correctly.

Using VIM 7.3.46 on windows 7 64 bit, with set guifont=Monaco:h10 in _vimrc

Is there a way to fix this?

Update: I've googled around and found set guifontwide acts as second fallback for regional languages.

I added the following lines in _vimrc and most of my problems got solved.

set enc=utf-8
set fileencoding=utf-8
set fileencodings=ucs-bom,utf8,prc
set guifont=Monaco:h11
set guifontwide=NSimsun:h12

The above NSimsun font works for Chinese, The problem is I don't know how they got the font name to work with VIM, Courier New is mentioned as Courier_New also NSimsun is nowhere in the font directory. The font I want to use is Latha But, I don't know how to use it in _vimrc File. set guifontwide=latha:h12 or set guifontwide=Latha:h12 doesn't work.

If I successfully set the guifontwide to latha, then my problem will be solved, How to do it?

Best Solution

Did you try

:set encoding=utf-8
:set fileencoding=utf-8