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'''Text file formats''' usually have the '''.txt''' extension. These files contain [[ASCII]] characters along with some control data like tabs and line feeds. Text files can have the [[MIME type]] "text/plain", often with suffixes indicating an encoding. Any basic text reader can be used to view the contents of a simple text file.
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'''Text file formats''' usually have the '''.txt''' extension.
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These files contain text along with some control data such as tabs and line feeds.
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They are usually [[ASCII]] encoded, although other encodings are possible to allow various language scripts to be used.  Text files can have the [[MIME type]] "text/plain", often with suffixes indicating an encoding (e.g. "text/plain;charset=UTF-8".)  Any basic text reader can be used to view the contents of a simple text file, however some (notably Notepad) have issues with certain less popular encodings.
  
 
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[[Category:File Formats]]

Revision as of 19:30, 7 May 2007

Text file formats usually have the .txt extension.

These files contain text along with some control data such as tabs and line feeds.

They are usually ASCII encoded, although other encodings are possible to allow various language scripts to be used. Text files can have the MIME type "text/plain", often with suffixes indicating an encoding (e.g. "text/plain;charset=UTF-8".) Any basic text reader can be used to view the contents of a simple text file, however some (notably Notepad) have issues with certain less popular encodings.