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17.1. Types of Text Files

By text file, we usually mean a file that contains text characters and nothing else—not even graphics or formatting information. Every byte found in a text file represents either a text character or (with Unicode or other multibyte character encodings) a piece of one.

Mac OS X makes this notion a little fuzzy by its native handling of RTF, which (at least on the Aqua layer, through the Finder) it handles as smoothly as plain text. In fact, many Aqua applications favor using RTF over plain text unless you specifically request otherwise.


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