From: James Kass (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Feb 09 2008 - 04:21:57 CST
Doug Ewell wrote,
> ... Sometimes there is a large chunk of random text after the
> "real" data; there have been other symptoms as well.
Oh, you sometimes get those bizarre chunks at the end, too?
I'm guessing that this bug relates to non-textual formatting
information being sent to the clipboard which, when pasted
into a text editor, gets displayed as the mojibake it is.
I often get a whole bunch of extra empty lines followed by
what appear to be random strings of a repeated Chinese
ideograph (U+8080) interspersed with a control character
(U+0080). (Sometimes there's additional gibberish.)
This happens in BabelPad, but not Notepad. Notepad apparently
assumes that it knows better than the user and/or other applications
and removes the mojibake, whereas BabelPad faithfully inserts
whatever is in the clipboard memory to the text area.
Which application has the bug, BabelPad or Notepad? (Trick question,
opinions will differ, and the real bug is in the clipboard and/or the
application from which the data was copied.)
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