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Use this Kiwi Syslog Server registry setting to change the encoding format used to write messages to log files.

Section (32-bit Windows OS) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolarWinds\Syslogd\Properties
Section (64-bit Windows OS) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\SolarWinds\Syslogd\Properties
Value (STRING) LogFileEncodingFormat
Min value 1
Max value 120
Default value 5
Type Seconds

Normally the messages are written to the log files using the default encoding format (code page) of the system. If you are receiving messages from systems that use different default code pages, the best solution is to send/ receive the messages using UTF-8 encoding. Kiwi Syslog Server can be set to convert the received messages into Unicode internally. When writing Unicode messages to a log file, it is recommended that you use UTF-8 (code page 65001) encoding. UTF-8 can represent all of the Unicode character set.

The various code pages available on most Windows systems are available on Microsoft website.

Here are some common code page numbers.

Name Code page number Description
System 1 System Code Page
UTF-8 65001 Unicode Transformation Format 8
Shift-JIS 932 Japanese
EUC-JP 51932 Japanese Extended Unix Code
BIG5 950 Traditional Chinese
Chinese 936 Simplified Chinese

If the number you specify is not a valid Code Page on your system, no data will be written to the file.

If in doubt, use UTF-8 encoding (65001) as it will handle all Unicode characters.

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