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I exported a csv in UTF-16 format via PHP and open it in excel...All the encoding works perfectly.

My question is, suppose I edit this csv and then just hit save in excel and overwrite the original csv, does this file remain encoded as UTF-16? Or does excel save it as a different encoding?

I'm using excel 2010 on windows. Any variation in behavior from other platforms (mac etc)?

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This really belongs on superuser, I do believe. –  Buggabill Jan 30 '13 at 14:00
    
Can't you just test it on your own? –  Dainis Abols Jan 30 '13 at 14:00
    
why do you think it can change the code page? –  KennyPowers Jan 30 '13 at 14:01
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