If the characters in imported text look wrong, that may be due to a mismatch between the character encoding used in the text and the one used to import it.
Create a text file with an unusual encoding
Create a text file with MacintoshChineseTraditional-encoded characters:
Attempt to import the text
Import the text using the default character encoding. Because the default encoding is not MacintoshChineseTraditional, the text’s characters are not interpreted correctly:
Import the text specifying the character encoding
Specify that the file uses MacintoshChineseTraditional encoding. The file imports correctly: