How to filter out stray '\240' in program sources?

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hypex
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How to filter out stray '\240' in program sources?

Hi guys.

I tried to copy some source from here for compiling and ran into the old "stray '\240' in program" error. I tried MicroGoldED, MutliEdit, ­NotePad, Ed and Memacs. None filtered it out nor did I see any option to filter it down to basic ASCII.

I also tried my own program that cuts off the high bit and can replace non-ASCII chars but found it just messes up all the lines and caused an error in the code.

So what Amiga/OS4 programs are there or editors that can save a program in generic ASCII?

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Re: How to filter out stray '\240' in program sources?

I use CygnusEd.

Change all Alt-Space to Space.

I am quite sure that some of the free editors you mentioned can do this, too.

You might have to disable "Text Gadget Filter" in Prefs/IControl.

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Re: How to filter out stray '\240' in program sources?

I'll test this, thanks. GoldED has some kind of CygnusEd mode. On Linux it was easy enough, just load into a text editor and save out. Somehow doing this wasn't as easy on the Amiga. Perhaps I need some kind of programmer text mode that masks it to pure ASCII or UTF-8.

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