I am evaluating the professional version of PyCharm on a Windows 7 Professional system. One of the features I really want to work is the Deployment option. I have set up an entry under the deployment configurations option and confirmed that the fundamentals of transferring a file, via sftp, to the server works. (The server in this case is a Linux box) I have gone under the "Advanced Ooptions" and set the "Control encoding:" option to "UTF-8". I also have my project, folder, and file set for UTF-8 encoding. And in the lower right corner of PyCharm it shows the file encoding as UTF-8. However, when I transfer the file to my system it continues to encoded the file in windows-1252. I have confirmed this by using another editor with FTP capabilities that I have used for years and it tells me that the "source" file (the Linux version of my PyCharm file) is encoded in 1252. So I am a bit confused as to how to get the UTF-8 setting to survive the transfer process out of PyCharm to my Linux box. Any help would be appreciated.