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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #11
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by oao View Post
    I am familiar with that program, but setting the systems to default is not a solution to the problem.

    Both systems are extensively customized and there is no way I am going to redo all that. But they are BOTH customized identically, so they should both behave the same way. Furthermore, they are both cleaned of MS bloat, spying and OS features that consume resources but do not serve any needs (e.g., Edge, Cortana). Chances are resetting to default will bring them back.

    I need somebody who is knowledgeable about the system details of Notepad workings with symbols who knows of some setting that could cause this discrepancy and how it could be fixed, not reverting the systems to default.

    2nd, they are both cleaned
    Google is your friend. I have never used Notepad, there are much better programs to use. Maybe you should call Microsoft Support, their Notepad Techs will fix you up in no time. Have a nice day.
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #12
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,254
    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post
    Google is your friend. I have never used Notepad, there are much better programs to use. Maybe you should call Microsoft Support, their Notepad Techs will fix you up in no time. Have a nice day.
    Now you see why I left after the difficult post. Some just want it how they want it, but will never listen when those who know that it cannot be done, speak the truth.
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #13
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Problem is whatever truth you spoke was irrelevant or incorrect.

    I have described a very specific problem for which you have no solution, for which reason you (1) referred me to language and font settings, which are ok (2) to a utility to reset to defaults which aside from destroying my customization will definitely not solve the problem, because neither computer is set to defaults and by setting one to default leaves the other still different -- unless you mean setting both to default, which makes no sense whatsoever.

    So pls. If you want to leave, leave. I am looking for better ideas.
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #14
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 5,861
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Reset your Font Cache on the one laptop that you are have this problem. If that does not work maybe The Notepad Engineering Deportment in Redmond can help you. Use Notepad ++ it is a far superior program. That being said I am done here.
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #15
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Gets weirder: The font in Notepad is Courier New. The only font that displays the symbols correctly is Lucida Sans Unicode Regular. Any other font displays them as squares.

    On my second computer Courier displays the symbols correctly.

    So what we seem to have here is either (1) Courier font is not the same on both computers or (2) it is not treated the same on both computers.

    In either case it is weird, because Courier WAS working on both computers and there were no changes.
    Last edited by oao; 4 Weeks Ago at 19:37.
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #16
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,254
    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by oao View Post
    Gets weirder: The font in Notepad is Courier New. The only font that displays the symbols correctly is Lucida Sans Unicode Regular. Any other font displays them as squares.
    On my second computer Courier displays the symbols correctly.
    So what we seem to have here is either (1) Courier font is not the same on both computers or (2) it is not treated the same on both computers.
    In either case it is weird, because Courier WAS working on both computers and there were no changes.
    When you do a save, do you do a "Save As" or "Save" in Notepad? If you do the first, look at the box labeled "Encoding". The answer is in front of you when you "Save as" the file type. Search engines are a great tool when it comes to very simple solutions. I also vote for Notepad ++, because it has a lot more features than you will ever get from something that Microsoft needs to send off to its cemetery of dead programs.
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #17
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 84
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    Thread Starter

    I saved the files as UTF-8, otherwise the symbols would have been lost and Notepad would have never displayed them. But ut did in both computers. Now one does display them with the Courier font and the other only displays them with Lucida Unicode.

    I can't see how this could happen except in one of the two ways I mentioned, but if so I dk how to fix it.
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