I have a PGN file, in which I can view non-English (Cyrillic) comments on my PC in Chessbase or in Notepad++, but all Android apps (playchess, masterchess, scid on the go, droidfish) I tried instead show garbage for the comments. Is there an app that is worth trying that might support this? Example below:

[Event "chessclub.com"]
[Site "-"]
[Date "2016.8.5"]
[Round "?"]
[White "PlayerA"]
[Black "PlayerB"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "6"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 {Белые сдались.} 0-1
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    Could you please post such a pgn here and i can try loading in my Analyze This app?
    – AAP
    Aug 9 '16 at 4:50
  • So you're asking for a PGN viewer with unicode support, aren't you? Or would you need further functionality as UCI engine integration for analysis and so on?
    – sharcashmo
    Aug 9 '16 at 6:49
  • Added example with the comment that says "White resigned", and yes, a PGN viewer with unicode support would be sufficient for the purpose of this question; granted, support in desktop tools is also quite bad; e.g. exporting to PGN from Fritz works; exporting same data with Chessbase fails, pasting into neither works, and so on (I could elaborate ...);
    – Joe
    Aug 10 '16 at 2:51
  • @AAP did you have any luck getting it to work?
    – Joe
    Oct 25 '16 at 14:04
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    The easiest way for you to correctly open the comments is re-encode file into UTF8. As Android was created in a UTF world, there is no need in encoding support. I suppose you file is in Win1251 encoding (ANSI). just recode in into UTF8 using some text editor as Notepad++. Dec 15 '16 at 9:27

PGN files need to be converted to UTF-8 as pointed out by @Artem Mostyaev, then most apps would support this.

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