Try this

mensanator at aol.com mensanator at aol.com
Sun Sep 16 23:54:39 CEST 2007


On Sep 16, 2:22?pm, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> mensana... at aol.com wrote:
> > On Sep 16, 1:10?pm, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfr... at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> >> On Sun, 16 Sep 2007 01:46:34 -0700, GeorgeRXZ <george... at gmail.com>
> >> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
>
> >>> Then Open the Notepad and type the following sentence, and save the
> >>> file and close the notepad. Now reopen the file and you will find out
> >>> that, Notepad is not able to save the following text line.
> >>> Well you are speed
> >>> This occurs not only with above sentence but any sentence that has
> >>> 4 3 3 5 (sequence of characters: Well=4 you=3 are=3 speed=5)
> >>         I tried. I also opened the saved file in SciTE...
> >> And the text WAS there...
>
> >>         It is Notepad that can not properly render what it,
> >> itself, saved.
>
> > C:\Documents and Settings\mensanator\My Documents>type huh.txt
> > Well you are speed
>
> > Yes, file was saved correctly.
> > But reopening it shows 9 unprintable characters.
> > If I copy those to a new file (huh1.txt):
>
> > C:\Documents and Settings\mensanator\My Documents>type huh1.txt
> > ?????????
>
> > But wait...the new file is 20 characters, not 9.
>
> > 09/16/2007  01:44 PM                18 huh.txt
> > 09/16/2007  01:54 PM                20 huh1.txt
>
> > C:\Documents and Settings\mensanator\My Documents>dump huh.txt
> > huh.txt:
> > 00000000  5765 6c6c 2079 6f75 2061 7265 2073 7065 Well you are spe
> > 00000010  6564                                    ed
>
> > Here's what it's actually doing:
>
> > C:\Documents and Settings\mensanator\My Documents>dump huh1.txt
> > huh1.txt:
> > 00000000  fffe 5765 6c6c 2079 6f75 2061 7265 2073 .~Well you are s
> > 00000010  7065 6564                               peed
>
> One word: Unicode.
>
> The "open" and "save" dialogs allow you to specify an encoding.

And the encoding specified was ANSI.

> If you
> specify Unicode the you will get what you see above.

And if you specify ANSI _before_ you click the file name,
the specification switches to Unicode and has to then
be manually switched back to ANSI.

> If you specify ANSI
> you will get the text you entered.

It's still a bug in the "open" dialog.

>
> By the way, this has precisely what to do with Python?

I've been known to use Notepad to create Python
source code.

>
> regards
>   Steve
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