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Dont Understand Essay

  • Submitted by: flanders
  • on November 18, 2013
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 462 words

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Below is an essay on "Dont Understand" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

Because of their simplicity, text files are commonly used for storage[->0] of information. They avoid some of the problems encountered with other file formats, such as endianness[->1], padding bytes, or differences in the number of bytes in a machine word[->2]. Further, when data corruption[->3] occurs in a text file, it is often easier to recover and continue processing the remaining contents. A disadvantage of text files is that they usually have a low entropy[->4], meaning that the information occupies more storage than is strictly necessary.
A simple text file needs no additional metadata[->5] to assist the reader in interpretation, and therefore may contain no data at all, which is a case of zero byte file[->6]
.txt is a file format for files consisting of text usually containing very little formatting (e.g., no bolding[->7] or italics[->8]). The precise definition of the .txt format is not specified, but typically matches the format accepted by the system terminal[->9] or simple text editor[->10]. Files with the .txt extension can easily be read or opened by any program that reads text and, for that reason, are considered universal (or platform independent[->11]).
The ASCII character set[->12] is the most common format for English-language text files, and is generally assumed to be the default file format in many situations. For accented and other non-ASCII characters, it is necessary to choose a character encoding. In many systems, this is chosen on the basis of the default locale[->13] setting on the computer it is read on. Common character encodings include ISO 8859-1[->14] for many European languages.
Because many encodings have only a limited repertoire of characters, they are often only usable to represent text in a limited subset of human languages. Unicode[->15] is an attempt to create a common standard for representing all known languages, and most known character sets are subsets of the very large Unicode character set. Although there are...

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