i see unknown symbols
Latest notepad++, sometime i see unknown symbols while edit big text file! (~5MB)
It can fixed in new version???
PeterJones last edited by PeterJones
Easy: you need to unselect
View > Show Symbol > Show End of Line.
CR= Carriage Return (ASCII:13),
LF= Line Feed (ASCII:10). Windows text files use
LFas the end-of-line (EOL) sequence. Unix/Linux uses just
LFfor EOL. Ancient Macs used just CR.
EDIT: Though I’m not sure why it started midway through. Also, it looks like you have mixed line endings (see the first red circle, with just
LF). Might want to use
Edit > EOL Conversiona couple times, to go to Unix and back to Windows, and see if that clears it up.
dail last edited by dail
Having the carriage returns show up mid-file normally indicates the underlying buffer got corrupted. This mostly happens when the periodic backups is turned on for large files. This has been a known issue for years (which is why I never use it).
How to fix it ?
pnedev last edited by
Looking at @dail 's comment you need to switch off the periodic backups (Settings->Preferences->Backup).
Reed Scarce last edited by Reed Scarce
Thanks for the heads-up @dail
This happened to me too, just now. Perhaps related to having too many files tabbed open. Another artifact was after the first CRLF the first character of each line disappeared. I copy/pasted the file and all the text was there, minus the CRLFs.
Take precautions, act like the file may be corrupt or on the verge of corruption before you do anything else. However, with that in mind, after I closed a couple of files the subject document became the active document and I did a simple ctrl-S and the initial chars reappeared, and the CRLF flags disappeared. YMMV
The periodic backups are one of the reasons I like Notepad++ so much. Forewarned is forearmed, much obliged.