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    EmEditor cannot generate Alt+NumPad codes, 01 thru 08. The one that it CAN generate: ALT+10 – then causes EmEditor to refuse to save your file as ASCII – claiming data will be lost.

    Whereas, for example, NotePad2 will generate Alt+NumPad codes.
    (They appear inverted with a rounded box around them):

    ALT+01: SOH
    ALT+02: STX
    ALT+03: ETX
    ALT+04: EOT
    ALT+05: ENQ
    ALT+06: ACK
    ALT+07: BEL
    ALT+08: BS

    Interestingly, I can copy the codes from NotePad2 into EmEditor — which are then displayed as a graphic square and EmEditor will save the file without warning about data loss.

    Yutaka Emura

    Hello CrashNBurn,

    I don’t know about the other application you mentioned, but I didn’t know about ALT + numbers behavior. Both Windows Notepad and EmEditor insert the same symbols. I think that is the Windows behavior. Those are Unicode characters and that is why they can’t be saved as ASCII. You can save them as a Unicode file. The other application assigns ALT+0x as inserting control characters ( Advanced > Insert Special Character. I hope this helps.

    Thank you!


    It’s an old method. DOS days or before.
    Windows generally still supports it, depending on the Edit-Form type.

    Thanks again.

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