Gooboldygook Translator needed

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  1. spy1

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    You know when you click on all those windows files and it presents you with something that looks like a greek on a drunk?

    Is there a free program you can get that will translate that stuff into something resembling English? I'm not sure whether what that stuff is is binary or what.

    Anyone have a clue what I'm talking about? Pete
     
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    For stuff that looks like this: Ï­þÅýtofãÑšN - and how can that possibly consume 57.8KB? Pete
     
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    Hi spy1! I'm pretty sure that's code used to encrypt the actual program language. A lot of programmers use it. Prevents tampering. I'd try running this by an MVP and see what they say. Check Luna's latest topic here for the link.
     
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    It may also be Unicode. I don't think ME (which is what you've got, right, Pete?) supports it. It would account for the size of the beast. NT, W2K and above all support Unicode.
     
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    Thanks!

    Still looking for a (hopefully free) way to decode it, though.

    D/l'ed and installed Textview, hopefully I'll have a chance to play with it this weekend. Don't know if it'll do what I'm wanting, but others can check it out here:

    http://www.flos-freeware.ch . Pete
     
  6. FanJ

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    Hi Pete,

    I don't know whether this might help:

    1)
    Try in TDS-3: Utilities > String Extractor
    Who knows?

    2)
    I don't know whether Unicode (about which Checkout posted) is the same as UUencode.
    Powerdesk Pro from Ontrack gives the possibility to decode that.

    3)
    Try a Hexeditor.
    Who knows?
     
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    Um, a hexeditor? Such as (think free ) ... Pete
     
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