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Re: TECH: weirdness???

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 26, 2003, 1:27
> Roger Mills wrote: > > >One of my files, which I've been working on in Wordpad, has suddenly > >acquired a vast amount of strange symbols when I open it--- > > > >row upon row of blank boxes > >row upon row of ÿ (y-umlaut) with the occasional thorn interspersed. > >odd series of letters, odd lists of characters (as if I'd been playing with > >the Alt-Num stuff)
Not much use, I know, but y-umlaut is 255 (hex FF), i.e. all bits on. I've had files corrupted this way before, too. s. -- What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he Stephen Mulraney were like a man, but if he is an immense spinning| sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent? |e::ataltane~~~ -- Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) |at