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Opposed to a text file the bytes of binary files aren't interpreted necessarily as text characters. E.g. such files are interpreted and represented by special algorithms as pictures or sounds. The documents of word processings are also binary files and complicated algorithms are used to decode the formatting information.


Bytes with the value 0 can occur in binary files. This isn't permitted in text files. This circumstance is used by the example BinaryCheck.

This page belongs to the TextTransformer Documentation

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