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File converter (was Re: IE wordlist?)

From:Paul Bennett <paul.bennett@...>
Date:Thursday, November 11, 1999, 11:51
Amanda Babcock>>>>>>
On Wed, 3 Nov 1999, Paul Bennett wrote:

> I've found this: > > which may or may not be news and/or of interest to some or less of the > listmembers.
Does anyone have this list in real ASCII? It says it's in ascii, but it's ^M's only, and so has no line feeds in unix. <<<<<< Slightly Off: It's trivial to make a program that takes any file that's "nearly PC text" and turn it into something more readable. I made one specifically to deal with this file (in all of 5 minutes), but it'll work on many word-processor formats and semi-binarified digests, as long as you don't mind hunting manually to seperate the signal from the all the noise in such files. I can't promise it'll work with accented text (in fact I can almost guarantee it wont), due to the variety of codepages (and so forth) out there. I can post it seperately to any interested parties, it's a PC-Exe that should work on everything from Granny's 8088 to the latest Quad-Athlon megabeast, as long as it's running an ms-dos-like operating system (MS-DOS, PC-DOS, DR-DOS, Win9x, WinNT). Of course, if we were all using a "real" OS (Unix) it'd be a one-liner... This is *not* an Open Source project, more from shame over shoddy-looking code (and the fact that it's in QuickBasic) than any sense of having done anything unique <GGG> Requests for changes will be considered, without any promise of including them. While I'm on the subject, would anyone appreciate a program to "Romanise" a Unicode UTF-8 file into 7-Bit PC-Ascii? I've been thinking about writing one, but I need a stronger reason to start a project of this size than just my own idle curiosity. ************************************************************* This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been scanned for the presence of computer viruses. *************************************************************