Utf8 and CodeSmith

If you are dealing with non-ASCII fonts in [CodeSmith] templates or their outputs then you probably noticed that non-ASCII chars are replaced with question marks. There is a cure though.

Place ResponseEncoding=”utf-8″ attribute in <%@ CodeTemplate %> node of cst file (CodeSmith template) like this:

That’s it. Both [CodeSmith] source file and output will happily contain all of your weird chars (why is there a need for non-ASCII anyway ;-))

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