NULL where blanks should be - Turn this off
Janet Marshall last edited by
I have a TXT document that in the format has blank spaces for the delimiter. It looks fine in WordPad and NotePad but when I open it in Notepad++ everywhere there is a blank space in a line of data the word NULL appears. I have tried turning show codes on and off didn’t help.
How do I get rid of this?
kawinga last edited by
maybe it’s a problem with your font.
What font do you use?
Can you upload a screenshot?
Karla Espinales last edited by
I have the same problem, I can’t fix it
gerdb42 last edited by
This is the way NP++ shows non-printable characters and this can’t be turned off. It has nothing to do with font settings. Character codes <32 have special meanings and do not represent a visible glyph. NP++ has a Tool to insert special characters at Edit->Character Panel.
That “fine” look that WordPad and NotePad present is actually treachery: Janet’s file is NOT delimited with blanks, it’s delimited with NUL-Characters. These are completely different things!
What NP++ shows is actually a warning: That file is not meant to be a plain text file and if you start poking around with a text editor you likely screw things up.
kawinga last edited by kawinga
Thank you @gerdb42 for your explanation.
I assumed the blank spaces are real blank spaces (char 32).
@Janet-Marshall, @Karla-Espinales : see
for more information.
Roberto Alonso De Velasco last edited by
You can copy and paste the text in another file / tab, if you need to not see the NUL characters, but be careful, if they are, that is so.
Puedes copiar y pegar el texto en otro fichero/pestaña, si necesitas no ver los caracteres NUL, pero cuidado, pues si están, es que eso es así.
Leon Su last edited by
I have the same issue: why Notepad++ displays space character as NUL in a .txt file?
The .txt file just displayed fine in any other text editors including UtraEdit.