A lot of windows users are now going to the notepad ++ as the preferred text 
editer 

It offers a number of extra features over the normal notepad application.

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On Behalf Of Jonathan Cohn
Sent: Friday, 6 April 2018 2:20 AM
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Subject: Re: TextEdit and Windows

ET,

In notepad++ there is a item in the editing menu for changing line endings. It 
looks like the Latin / Win encoding used “Unix”  style line endings. Windows 
expects the line to end with both a carriage return and a new line character. 
Which is not terribly surprising since DEC Operating Systems in the 1980’s also 
used both characters, and the idea to use “/“ to indicate the start of an 
option shows up in TOPS-10, VMS and the Operating System for the PDP=11 if I 
remember correctly.

 
> On Apr 4, 2018, at 10:45 PM, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:
> 
> Jonathan,
>   My thinking is that most people will probably use the default applications 
> so if I were to share a document created with TextEdit with a Windows user, 
> it will not display correctly.
> 
>   I did some digging and think the reason Notepad fails here is because it 
> does not support the Western encoding. It does support UTF-8 so I may 
> experiment with the two apps.
> 
>   I did install Notepad++ just to see what it's like.
> 
> From E.T.'s Keyboard...
>   ancient.ali...@icloud.com
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> On 4/4/2018 1:10 PM, Jonathan Cohn wrote:
>> Ah,
>> I did not test with notepad, just with MS Word. I suggest you use Notepad++ 
>> my office installed a copy of it on my system, and it automatically checks 
>> line endings and display text correctly weather you use PC/Mac?Linux.
>> There is also a one line regular expression that was once posted to this 
>> list that changes \r to \mn or perhaps \r\n to do this. You could then used 
>> sed or vi to correct the line endings and even create a droplet or 
>> contextual menu to do this conversion.
>> My guess is that the regular expression would be:
>> s/.$/\r\n/
>>> On Apr 4, 2018, at 3:25 PM, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Jonathan,
>>>   I will need to look at this again as it did not work for me. Maybe I am 
>>> not understanding the issue. I set the encoding to Western (DOS Latin 1) in 
>>> TextEdit preferences, Open and Save.
>>> 
>>>   In TextEdit the text I enter displaud properly. If I look at the document 
>>> with Windows Notepad all the text is on one line.
>>> 
>>> From E.T.'s Keyboard...
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>>> 
>>> On 4/4/2018 10:29 AM, Jonathan Cohn wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I had to do just a little bit of work to test this out… 1. In the 
>>>> save dialog choose the  encodings menu.
>>>> 2. Choose the last item to customize available encodings.
>>>> 3. Make sure "Western (DOS Latin 1)” is checked 4. Close the 
>>>> customize encodings dialog.
>>>> 5. Select "Western (DOS Latin 1)” from the encoding menu. It will probably 
>>>> already be selected.
>>>> 6. Now save your document.
>>>> HTH,
>>>> Jonathan Cohn
>>>> .
>>>>> On Apr 4, 2018, at 11:12 AM, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>   When reading a plain text document in Windows that was created with 
>>>>> TextEdit on the Mac, the line returns are not respected. Isn't there a 
>>>>> setting in TextEdit that will correct this? Thanks.
>>>>> 
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