How do I change character encoding of a plain text file in OOO Writer?
I have a text file in Windows-1251 and I'd like to change it to UTF-8.
I know this is not the exact answer you are looking for, but since you seem to be using Ubuntu, I'll introduce you to another way for converting text files from encoding to another:
iconv -f WINDOWS-1251 -t UTF-8 -o output_file.txt original_file.txt would convert
original_file.txt from Windows-1251 encoding to UTF-8, saving the output to
iconv --help lists all options,
iconv -l lists all supported encodings.
For just converting a file, I'd also advise you to use a commandline tool such as
iconv, as Janne's answer suggests.
For completeness' sake, if you want to save a plain text file from OOo in a specific encoding:
A dialog should pop up, where you can choose the encoding to use for saving.
The best is to insert document as file (Insert-File) and select proper encoding in dialog