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[an error occurred while processing this directive] $SystemCharacterEncoding

  • $SystemCharacterEncoding gives the default raw character encoding for the computer system on which Mathematica is being run.
  • $SystemCharacterEncoding is used to determine the default value of $CharacterEncoding.
  • The notebook front end handles raw character encodings independent of the kernel.
  • The possible settings for $SystemCharacterEncoding are the same as for $CharacterEncoding.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.7.8.
  • See also: CharacterEncoding.