Can one change the current (default) text encoding?

I wish to open CorelDraw 8 files in CD 2018. The fonts/text in the files are gibberish. However, by: Selecting text with mouse/Text/Encode/Other encoding/changing current encoding from 1256 (ANSI Arabic) to 1255 (ANSI Hebrew) ... the fonts are 75% okay.

Instead of selecting changing each text box separately and changing it from 1256 (ANSI Arabic) to 1255 (ANSI Hebrew), can one change the current (default) text encoding permanently?

Also, 1255 (ANSI Hebrew) doesn't seem to be the right encoding for Corel Draw 8 (not X8) only 75% okay.