Typing unicode is different in Notepad?



  • Just trying to understand how to use Notepad when drafting text.
    I have seen how copying text shapes changes between programs.
    On some occasions, all programs show the same result.
    On others, even excel is different to word, and maybe different to Notepad++.

    Also, when typing Alt plus number… Notepad++ is different, but the same on this site.
    EG Alt 09600 = €
    In word = ▀

    However… notice how I copied that solid rectangle above. IE. Copying and pasting worked.

    Here I copy and paste this line ‾‾‾‾‾ it works!
    But if I copy and paste it into notepad I get this: ‾‾‾‾‾ er no I don’t, I get this ¯¯¯¯¯¯

    In fact, everything seems to work differently between programs.

    Which is the best standard to use, and how to convert to it?

    I’ve currently tried win cal scientific hex to dec, and :
    [http://www.endmemo.com/unicode/unicodeconverter.php](link url)



  • @PlayF1-Manager

    In fact, everything seems to work differently between programs.
    Which is the best standard to use, and how to convert to it?

    There is no such thing as a BEST standard. Why? Because there are many
    situations when the “standard” is good and when it is bad.
    If you need to work with old databases you don’t want to use files with
    utf8+bom encoding, maybe you don’t want to use utf8 at all.
    On the other side, utf8 is by far the most versatile encoding (afaik).
    From programming side of view I would always use uft8 nowadays but
    as said, it might be irrelevant in your case.

    What is good to know about encoding is written here
    and here (which is part of the first link anyway).

    Cheers
    Claudia


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