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by j7n
13 Apr 2019 20:49
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Text column support for UTF-8, UTF-16 and other multi-byte text encodings (variable width encodings)
Replies: 2
Views: 2980

Re: Text column support for UTF-8, UTF-16 and other multi-byte text encodings (variable width encodings)

Sorry about that. I didn't consider that I was on a competing product's page. Maybe is worth deleting the post then.
by j7n
13 Apr 2019 15:32
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Text column support for UTF-8, UTF-16 and other multi-byte text encodings (variable width encodings)
Replies: 2
Views: 2980

Text column support for UTF-8, UTF-16 and other multi-byte text encodings (variable width encodings)

I have found two nice freeware programs that can prove useful for examining Unicode text in files: TinyHexer and EditPad. TinyHexer has classic Unicode for executable files and other files of Windows origin, with an odd limitation that requires the input to have even number of bytes. EditPad can wor...
by j7n
20 Feb 2019 02:57
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Text column support for UTF-8, UTF-16 and other multi-byte text encodings (variable width encodings)
Replies: 21
Views: 2886

Re: Text column support for UTF-8, UTF-16 and other multi-byte text encodings (variable width encodings)

Inserting bytes (changing file size) is usually not an option, if I am, for example, editing/translating a program file. I'd have to keep track of how many bytes were deleted or inserted and compensate for it, which could lead to a mistake. And, if the file size is large, writing many megabytes to d...
by j7n
16 Feb 2019 05:32
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Text column support for UTF-8, UTF-16 and other multi-byte text encodings (variable width encodings)
Replies: 21
Views: 2886

Re: Text column support for UTF-8, UTF-16 and other multi-byte text encodings

Editing in place (overwrite) from the text column would be quite problematic in variable-width encodings. I only see it working realiably with 16-bit Unicode. If I type over the composite 'ü' (only Macintosh writes this format ü) and thus write fewer bytes, where would the padding go? If directly af...
by j7n
16 Feb 2019 03:22
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: HxD: Custom Character Encoding for Text
Replies: 8
Views: 12978

Re: HxD: Custom Character Encoding for Text

Hiew has a function like this, but not as sophisticated as is planned/requested here. I used it to view Windows text in DOS back in the day. In the old version that I have here, it has a simple 1 to 1 byte mapping as closely as possible between "current encoding" (assumed Russian DOS, but today prob...
by j7n
07 Feb 2019 14:45
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Text column support for UTF-8, UTF-16 and other multi-byte text encodings (variable width encodings)
Replies: 21
Views: 2886

Re: Text column support for UTF-8, UTF-16 and other multi-byte text encodings

I have a Western-centric view on Unicode and feel that most of the complexity that comes with foreign scripts is not necessary in a hex editor. A "unicode 1.0 lite" would be enough (and maybe more useful). Text editors/viewers that can load 'binary' data and synchronize with any text inside it exist...
by j7n
07 Feb 2019 09:39
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: XOR and XOR-View-Through
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

XOR and XOR-View-Through

I would like to see an option for manipulating data with XOR (and maybe other basic binary functions) for basic obfuscation/encryption. wxHexEditor has a unique function where it can apply a xor operation on the fly and preview the results in the hex display. This has proven useful to me for discove...
by j7n
06 Feb 2019 10:13
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Decoded text enhancements
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Decoded text enhancements

WinHex does follow the bytes per line setting. Odd is that it has a single shared setting for both the text and hex modes. If text mode is active, the setting is shown as "64" rlB8vkC.png for typical bytes per line of 16, and can be adjusted. In Total Commander, one can specify line width separately...
by j7n
06 Feb 2019 06:41
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Please remove "Decoded text" from editor view
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: Please remove "Decoded text" from editor view

That is an unusual complaint. I understand wanting to replicate the interface of another editor, but getting rid of this label won't get you there. You have a hex editor. Open hxd32.exe and edit the text string with it. :lol:
by j7n
30 Jan 2019 01:07
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Decoded text enhancements
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Decoded text enhancements

My goal is to switch between normal hex/text view and just text view in one action, and have the text fill the entire configured window width. This allows to scroll and locate text data easier, compared to a narrow column, and switch back to hex as needed. Currently mode switch requres two inputs wi...
by j7n
28 Jan 2019 18:54
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Decoded text enhancements
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Decoded text enhancements

Thank you for offering this free, highly backwards compatible software that rivals commercial products. I have a few related suggestions for improving the text column. 1) Setting for bytes per line when the text column is displayed alone without hex. It could be either configurable or the hex settin...