Setting the file encoding

You use the actionscript-file-encoding option to set the file encoding so that the application compiler correctly interprets ActionScript files. This tag does not affect MXML files because they are XML files that contain an encoding specification in the xml tag.

You use the actionscript-file-encoding option when your ActionScript files do not contain a Byte Order Mark (BOM), and the files use an encoding that is different from the default encoding of your computer. If your ActionScript files contain a BOM, the compiler uses the information in the BOM to determine the file encoding.

For example, if your ActionScript files use Shift_JIS encoding, have no BOM, and your computer uses ISO-8859-1 as the default encoding, you use the actionscript-file-encoding option, as the following example shows: