SciTE is a minimalistic, extendable editor with syntax highlightning for more than 30 programming languages.
Of course SciTE also supports UTF-8 – but doesn’t use it by default. If a UTF-8 encoded file is opened, umlauts are displayed erroneous. The used encoding can be selected from a menu – anyway, this trick needs a lot of time while editing multiple files.
This issue can be fixed by adding a entry in the user options file:
Opened and new created files now use the UTF-8 encoding by default. 🙂