how to view hidden characters in text documen

September 16, 2010 at 06:00:50
Specs: windows xp

I need to be able to view the hidden characters (tab, return, etc) in a notepad text document. We used to be able to view the ascii characters but I can't find anything to do that.

I could use some dos method, notepad, wordpad, word, excel, anything from windows. Or something online. It's just a few characters I am researching. An ideas? Thanks.


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#1
September 16, 2010 at 06:16:17

download coreutils for windows then use the od command

c:\test> od -c file 

then you can see those characters. Experiment with different options and see.

GNU win32 packages | Gawk


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#2
September 16, 2010 at 06:28:13

If it's not too big, use debug.


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#3
September 16, 2010 at 07:15:11

I use Notepad++.

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#4
September 16, 2010 at 14:17:18

Thank for all suggestions, but I think I'm in love with notepad++. I can see all the beautiful hidden characters now. Thanks Razor2.3

So.. perplexing, the character I am interested in shows as nothing. All other spaces have a pink dot, this character is empty. I will research, but do you know what this means? Thanks.


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#5
September 16, 2010 at 14:36:55

do you know what this means?
It means it's not a space or a tab, and it's considered printable.

If you have the Hex Editor plugin, you can use it to see the character's value.


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#6
September 17, 2010 at 00:25:08

Use debug or Vern Buerg's LIST.


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#7
March 15, 2011 at 08:54:24

I use online toolz to view these chars: http://string.online-toolz.com/tool...

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