what do these characters mean????

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  1. macrumors 68010

    evoluzione

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    #1
    i'm going through some old text documents and they have all these characters in them...

    for example %20 %3f %0a etc etc

    now i know some of them, like the %20 is a space, and i think i've figured out %3f, which is a ?

    does anyone have a list of the rest??? i'm trying to decipher the following as soon as i can

    %20
    %22
    %27
    %3f
    %0a
    %09

    can anyone help? what are these even called??

    i need to figure this out quick as i need to get the results on the new website :)
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Go here: http://www.asciitable.com/
    The numbers you have correspond to the "Hx" (hexadecimal) column, and the characters you want are in the "char" column.
    For example: %09 (or "9" on this table) is a horizontal tab. %Oa (or "A") is the new line chracter (carriage return).
     
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    evoluzione

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    perfect, thank you!
     
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    Doctor Q

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    #4
    You might also see the same hex representation in two other contexts:

    * in URLs, where there is an % in front of the two-digit hex code

    * in e-mail bodies that have been encoded with the "quoted printable" method, where there is an = in front of the two-digit hex code (or at the end of a line).
     

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