Can anyone recommend a free/not expensive and simple text editor? I can’t use TextEdit because on wonderful wonderful macOS BS TextEdit crashes when you have a BOM marker in the text by mistake.
I already tried:
- Brackets: doesn’t show text after the BOM
- Atom: shows all text but w/o any line breaks.
I only need to view some text files. And I’m going to remove the BOM from my session logs.
Oh, I didn’t know that BBedit is freemium. However, I must have foobared the text even more than I thought because I get this here in BBEdit:
TextEdit in High Sierra happily shows the text. This looks like UTF8 mixed with UTF16.
looks to me more like data corruption… the pattern is too consistent to be UTF-16 version of any of the previous “clear text”
Does BBEdit have a HEX MODE?
my 2cents… I have used UltraEdit as my goto Editor for like 30 years now. Its not free, but well worth the price. I have a lifetime license for it
Sublime text 3 is also available freely.
@DaveS: got the problem already solved. It was utf16. The code is so old that I never checked the encoding. After adding lines 2 and 3 everything is now good:
dim DiagnoseResult as String = theDiagnoseBin.Read(theDiagnoseBin.Length)
DiagnoseResult = DiagnoseResult.DefineEncoding(Encodings.UTF16)
DiagnoseResult = DiagnoseResult.ConvertEncoding(Encodings.UTF8)
I’m curious how Adobe is going to react to the bug.