12.8.9 Encoding for reading files

Now the encoding used when reading a file (for example by File > Open... or Ctrl+X Ctrl+F ) is chosen essentially as if by calling open .

The main effect of this change is that, with the default configuration of open on Windows, files which do not somehow specify an encoding will be read in the system code page encoding.

Set the value of Input-Format-Default if you want a default encoding for reading files in the editor.

LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 18 Mar 2008