i copied some arabic subtitle files from a friend and when trying to view them on windows 7 home premium with notepad the texts appears as follows:
ÃíåÇ ÇáÓÇÏÉ ÃäÇ ÇáÂä Úáì æÔß ÅÑÓÇá ÅÔÇÑÉ ãä åÐÇ ÇáßãÈíæÊÑ ÇáãÍãæá ÚÈÑ ãÒæÏ ÎÏãÉ ÇáÅäÊÑäÊ
as a quick workaround, i open the file with microsoft word, and choose the encoding Arabic (Windows) , so the text will appear correctly, then i copy the text, and paste it in the srt file, and save the file as UTF-8
but i was looking if there's another good solution to avoid such problem. please advise.