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encoding="utf_8"? What do you mean, "were not recognized"? What OS, Spyder and Python version are you using?
open, including describing the
kdiff3, macOS has at least basic
diffand there are plenty of open-source third party tools for Windows like WinMerge and Meld which you probably already have installed for helping with Git merges anyway if you're on that platform.
kdiff3(which was the suggested alternative there), and be sure to mention that the other major peer editors/IDEs (VSCode, PyCharm, etc) have it. Since Spyder 4 is pretty close to release its unlikely to be implemented for the initial version, but it might make it into 4.1 where at least there were tentative thoughts about adding better built-in git support and the like.