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Re: Invalid UTF-8 byte? (was: Re: utf)


On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 07:43:02 -0400
rhkramer@gmail.com wrote:

> > maybe you could use the null byte?
> Thanks!
> Surprisingly (to me), this (and maybe several other of the control
> characters might work--I did a search of one of the files, and there
> are no null bytes.

I believe (please anyone correct me if I am wrong) that "text" files
won't contain any null byte; many text editors even refuse to open such a
file, I guess since they assume it is a "binary" file.
Probably it is the same with some other control characters like 04 (End
of Transmission). When I look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII
it seems like 1C (File Separator) or 1E (Record Separator) might be 
appropriate choices for you. I'm no expert on this, though.

Best regards


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