Why matlab is not able to process greek characters from .m files but it can do it from command line?

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Example: c=double('α');
When I write this in a matlab file and run the code it gives output as 63, representing '?'(ASCII value 63). However, when I run the same from matlab command line, it gives value of c as 945. Same happens with file reading too. It reads 'α' as '?'.
How can I read the same from matlab files too?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 21 Nov 2017
If you are using MS Windows or Mac, then if your system locale is not set to english, then in current releases, MATLAB starts in a mode that is able to read and write UTF-8 encoded .m files. https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/internationalization.html.
MATLAB does not do this if your locale is set to English, and I am not sure if it does it on Linux at all.
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