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Specials is the name of a short Unicode block allocated at the very end of the Basic Multilingual Plane, at U+FFF0–FFFF. [1]

13 relations: ß, Byte order mark, Compound document, Diaeresis (diacritic), Endianness, ISO/IEC 8859-1, Mojibake, Plane (Unicode), Text file, Unicode, Unicode control characters, UTF-8, Windows-1252.


In the German alphabet, the letter ß, called "Eszett" or "scharfes S", in English "sharp S", is a consonant that evolved as a ligature of "long s and z" (ſz) and "long s over round s" (ſs).

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Byte order mark

The byte order mark (BOM) is a Unicode character,, whose appearance as a magic number at the start of a text stream can signal several things to a Program consuming the text.

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Compound document

In computing, a compound document is a document type typically produced using word processing software, and is a regular text document intermingled with non-text elements such as spreadsheets, pictures, digital videos, digital audio, and other multimedia features.

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Diaeresis (diacritic)

The diaeresis (plural: diaereses), also spelled diæresis or dieresis and also known as the trema or the umlaut, is a diacritical mark that consists of two dots placed over a letter, usually a vowel.

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Endianness is the ordering or sequencing of bytes of a word of digital data in computer memory storage or during transmission.

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ISO/IEC 8859-1

ISO/IEC 8859-1:1998, Information technology — 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets — Part 1: Latin alphabet No.

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(lit. "character transformation"), from the Japanese 文字 (moji) "character" + 化け (bake, pronounced "bah-kay") "transform", is the garbled text that is the result of text being decoded using an unintended character encoding.

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Plane (Unicode)

In the Unicode standard, a plane is a continuous group of 65,536 (.

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Text file

A text file (sometimes spelled "textfile": an old alternative name is "flatfile") is a kind of computer file that is structured as a sequence of lines of electronic text.

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Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.

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Unicode control characters

Many Unicode control characters are used to control the interpretation or display of text, but these characters themselves have no visual or spatial representation.

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UTF-8 is a character encoding capable of encoding all possible characters, or code points, in Unicode.

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Windows-1252 or CP-1252 is a character encoding of the Latin alphabet, used by default in the legacy components of Microsoft Windows in English and some other Western languages.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specials_(Unicode_block)

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