I know you can open the current opened file using another character encoding, but how do you view what character encoding, the file is currently opened with?

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It's right at the bottom in the status bar:

Screenshot's from TextWrangler, but I guess BBEdit's the same.


Whilst @slhck's answer is correct the text encoding wasn't available in the status bar until I had enabled the option in Preferences...

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