[Ads-l] Junk Characters (geeky)

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Sun Oct 26 15:13:37 UTC 2014


My current solution to this problem is to use the freeware editor EditPad Lite, with the Text Encoding set to ISO-8859-1 (also known as Latin-1).  When a passage is pasted into this editor with that setting, EditPad strips out all ASCII characters outside the range of 32-126, and replaces them with  [?].  That can then be edited, copied, and pasted into an email.

Not ideal, but one stage better than the Windows default Notepad, which doesn’t seem to catch everything.

A hope this may be of help to someone.  It’s a somewhat clunky solution, but it does seem to have worked with my latest post.

Robin Hamilton


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