A simple text editor that comes with Windows. It has a companion called WordPad that lets you create formatted RTF (Rich Text Format) documents. NotePad lets you select the encoding when you do save as.
|Notepad File Formats|
|ANSI (American National Standards Institute)||no BOM (Byte Order Mark). Usually 8-bit chars. The standard code page on a system e.g. Windows-1252 encoding.|
|Unicode||16-bit chars. BOM on start. little-endian, low order 8 bits come first. This is also what WordPad Unicode creates.|
|Unicode big endian||16-bit chars. BOM on start. big-endian, high order 8 bits come first. Network Standard.|
|UTF-8||8-bit chars, with multi-char sequences. BOM on start.|
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