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  1. #1

    Windows bug? notepad bug? which?

    Hi,
    I just received an offline message today which said to do the following:

    Open your notepad.
    Type the following text:
    iran win via atoms
    Save the file.
    Close notepad.
    Open the file.

    See what happend!

    What you think about it?
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  2. #2
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    so what happened?

  3. #3
    The text will be changed to a chinese text!
    Only use notepad, in wordpad it doesn't happen, only notepad.
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  4. #4
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    It's not Chinese...Notepad can't properly guess the file encoding when you save a file with that pattern. If you get on Google you can see a number of text files that will do the same thing-- notice they all have 4 letters, then 3, then 3, then 5. Save it as UTF-8 encoding and Notepad will open it correctly.

  5. #5
    hmm, Seems correct what you said,
    but why the following text doesnt work:

    iran wni via atoms

    just changed win to wni.

    Also I couldn't fine anythig in google, may you give me link?
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    It's not all text files with that pattern of letters, but many of them.
    Here's some info: http://bink.nu/Article7429.bink

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    What i want to know is who is that bereft of a life that they sit there doing this crap on the off chance of coming up with something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill2003
    What i want to know is who is that bereft of a life that they sit there doing this crap on the off chance of coming up with something like this.
    This happens with any combination in the configuration of '4-3-3-5', hence "iran" is 4 characters, "win" is 3 characters, "via" is 3 characters and "atoms" is 5 characters.

    It's just another bug in the Unicode format, and someone's gone ahead and put in that text.

    Regards,
    Drac

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