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In this help center, you can find content for both Merchant Center Next and the classic Merchant Center experience. Look for the logo at the top of each article to make sure you're using the article for the Merchant Center version that applies to you. 

Encoding settings for garbled text

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If you open the .txt Google product taxonomy and find that the text is garbled, you can update your browser's encoding settings to allow the taxonomy to render properly.

To adjust your browser's encoding settings, just follow the browser-specific steps below.

Chrome

You can't adjust Chrome's encoding settings, but you can try using an extension to fix issues with garbled text.

  1. Visit the Chrome Web Store.
  2. At the top-left, click Extensions.
  3. Enter 'Garbled text' in the search bar.
  4. Choose an extension.

Learn how to install and manage extensions

Firefox

  1. Select 'View' from the top of your browser window.
  2. Select 'Text Encoding'.
  3. Select 'Unicode (UTF-8)' from the drop-down menu.

Safari

  1. Select 'View' from the top of your browser window.
  2. Select 'Text Encoding'.
  3. Select 'Unicode (UTF-8)' from the drop-down menu.

Internet Explorer

  1. Navigate to the page that you're having trouble viewing.
  2. Right-click on the page.
  3. Mouse over 'Encoding'.
  4. In the expanded menu, select 'Unicode (UTF-8)'.

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