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Saving an .srt file - Subtitles

Last Modified: 2013-12-13
About a month ago, I was able to convert an English srt file to Arabic, and was able to save it.  When I open this file with Notepad I get the Arabic lettering/text.
Now I have several srt files from different languages.  The problem I have is that I can attach the .srt extension to the notepad file, but when I open it up, the desired text is not there.
For example this is one for Japanese;
00:00:01,000 --> 00:00:02,555
00:00:03,000 --> 00:00:07,000
00:00:12,000 --> 00:00:14,000

How then can I save this file for it to keep its Japanese text?
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Interesting, the Japanese text did not get saved properly on the message above.  But I figured it out; by encoding on convert to UTF-8.
Now I have another problem.  I have Russian text, but I can't paste it into the notepad file, because the text turn into ??? upside down.
I get the text from google's language translation.
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masirof, got it all solved; <How to create a CC for other languages; use google.com language translator, use notepad++, before copying the language into notepad select the encoding for that language (then it will paste into notepad), then save as an .srt file.>
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