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Trouble in reading Mac-oriented text file on Windows
by Tetsuo Kimura - Thursday, 13 November 2008, 03:56 PM
 

When I opened a Mac-oriented text file, such as a readme file in project format folder, all of the text are displayed without any line break. I managed to read and found many down-pointing arrows in places where the text seemed to begin a new line or insert a line feed. Does anyone know a good way to handle this trouble – text converter or something? 

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Re: Trouble in reading Mac-oriented text file on Windows
by Peter Ruthven-Stuart - Thursday, 13 November 2008, 05:05 PM
 
Hello Tetsuo,

Are you using a Mac or a Windows machine?

The 'code' used for line-breaks (newlines) in Mac and Windows text files are often (always?) different. On the rare occasions when I do use a windows machine I have noticed the very simple MemoCho (メモ帳 - or NotePad on English systems) text editor tends to display text all on one line. If this happens, click on style (書式) then select wrap lines (右端で折り返す). The other windows text editor, WordPad, seems to correctly interpret Mac 'newlines'.

I suspect you are using a Windows machine, but for Mac users, the free text editing software called TextWrangler is wonderful for sorting out text formatting problems:

http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/

This Wikipedia article may be of help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newline#Common_problems
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Re: Trouble in reading Mac-oriented text file on Windows
by Tetsuo Kimura - Friday, 14 November 2008, 03:39 PM
 

Thank you, Peter!

I could open the file perfectly with WordPad.  I think we've met on the sunset cruise at Hakata Bay when the World CALL was held there.  I'm not sure because your picture on this site looks quite different.  I'm sorry if I'm confusing you with someone else.