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Anonymous [PersonRank 0]

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
13 years ago7,936 views

The same thing happens with "this app can break"

Residente [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

It appears to happen with anything containing that amount of characters and spaces, I tried 'four one one seven' which has the same characters and spaces a 'this app can break' and 'bush hid the facts'.

Amy [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

It works with "joel can not dance" too...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notepad

. [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

That's kind of old news. Notepad thinks it's UTF-16 string.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It doesn't work with all sentences with that amount of characters and spaces, at least not here. I tried "Brin sez msf sucks" and it didn't work...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This quite old '4+3+3+5' case was covered thoroughly here by Michael S. Kaplan from MSDN:
blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive ...

OREO [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

doesn't work for me on a mac.

Support Freedom! [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"google, do no evil"

See if Microsoft dares translate THAT into Chinese!

May be diff character spacing, but hope springs eternal...

How about:

"free men and women"

Try it and see! How can Microsoft deny that goal to our Chinese friends?

Jack Hynes [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

If you translate the Chinese characters back after saving 'bush hid the facts' using Google Translate you get 'Albert 桳 name Mount 敨 video games were 獴'

Michael Akerman [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

"I tried "Brin sez msf sucks" and it didn't work..."

Has to be all lowercase. "Bush hid the facts" does not work, but "bush hid the facts" does.

elyk [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

it supposedly workes with any eighteen character string (without regard to spacing), although I haven't been able to get it to work with other phrases such as (among others) "eighteen character".
However, "this was not ready" does work.

Longinus [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

lol... really wierd :)

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

weird, very weird...

Alan [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Translated is 畂桳栠摩琠敨映捡獴

which have: no meaning at all :P (i am a native chinese speaker)

Achille [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

There's no way to know the encoding of a string, ie, be it UTF or plaintext. So in order to determine if characters are 8 bits or 16 bits, it performs a heuristic search and "guesses". This is one case where the guess is wrong.

T [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

oh gosh, I can only recognize 4 of the words...

Amol [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

if you type in

.LOG

as the first line in the notepad file.
everytime you open that file.. it'll automatically insert a timestamp at the end of the file

can come in handy..

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

WOW, thanks Amol!

... I use notepad a lot, and adding timestamps to entries sure comes in handy to me!

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

What hidden functionality still is in there? (Maybe this little thing has more functionality than MS Word ;-))

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Shameless plug: netpadd.com (like Notepad with more functionality)

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