Different Appearance of compared files

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Different Appearance of compared files

Postby Wolfgang » Tue May 26, 2015 5:21 pm

Hi,

when comparing text files, they are normally displayed as the file you would also see in an editor. Sometimes, when comparing files I need for a slide show program, five lines originally may look like this:

SampleRate=44100
BlockSize=88200
BlockSizeMS=500
BlockNumber=3
MainVolume=911

When seeing these lines in WM for comparison, they are shown like this:

(00)S(00)a(00)m(00)p(00)l(00)e(00)R(00)a(00)t(00)e(00)=(00)4(00)4(00)1(00)0(00)0(00)
(00)
(00)B(00)l(00)o(00)c(00)k(00)S(00)i(00)z(00)e(00)=(00)8(00)8(00)2(00)0(00)0(00)
(00)
(00)B(00)l(00)o(00)c(00)k(00)S(00)i(00)z(00)e(00)M(00)S(00)=(00)5(00)0(00)0(00)
(00)
(00)B(00)l(00)o(00)c(00)k(00)N(00)u(00)m(00)b(00)e(00)r(00)=(00)3(00)
(00)
(00)M(00)a(00)i(00)n(00)V(00)o(00)l(00)u(00)m(00)e(00)=(00)9(00)1(00)1(00)
(00)

Not to mention that of course the entire file is displayed this way.

Does anybody have a clue if and how I can switch to a view where these '(00)'s are omitted? Have already checked a lot of different settings in WM without success, and I guess the problem is rather sitting in front of the computer than in the code of the program...


Thanks in advance.

Wolfgang
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Re: Different Appearance of compared files-Update

Postby Wolfgang » Sat May 30, 2015 7:17 am

Hello,

just an interisting update - I have copied the entire file content into a blank original txt-file, and the display was then without these nasty (00)s. Have to say that again I have no idea why this is the case. If there's anybody who wants to explore this effect more in detail, feel free to drop a mail, and I can send you the concerned files.
Have a nice day.

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Re: Different Appearance of compared files

Postby jtuc » Sat May 30, 2015 9:57 am

Your files are UTF-16 without BOM, which WinMerge 2.x does not recognize. Try WinMerge 2011.
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