DocumentationMathematicaBuilt-in FunctionsNew in Version 3.xSystem Interface
$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 Section 2.8.8.
See also: CharacterEncoding.
New in Version 3.