Open UTF-8 csv files by double-clicking in Excel

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It is not possible to open a UTF-8 csv file by simple double-clicking in Excel.

I must use the import feature "Get Data > From File > From Text/CSV". In the query panel, there will be a box to select encoding method.

The CSV file format has no provision for describing character encoding. The encoding is usually set at the receiving end. 1


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