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CountChocula
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What is this symbol?

Postby CountChocula » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:51 am

Good day,

I am tasked with parsing a text file and adore V. Anyways, see the below pic. The flat file is delimited by a square character. What is this character called? I can't find it in any Hex charts. I'm just not sure how I can reference it in my code in order to parse?

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Re: What is this symbol?

Postby FileViewer » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:52 pm

The flat file is delimited by a square character. What is this character called?

Bytes in a file can be one of 256 characters (hex codes 00 to FF), however, not all characters are printable.

What is displayed for an unprintable character depends on the font used to view the file - but most fonts will display the square character.

To see the hex code of the character, you could view the file in Vertical Hex Mode (Alt+J). The 2 lines underneath the text line contain the corresponding hex code for each character.

Alternatively, you can simply left-click on the box character, and while the button is clicked, the hex (and decimal) character code will be displayed in the bottom left of the status bar.


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