How to do things
AI Noob vs. Pro
Free Open Source:
a command line
free external tools,
- download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge. - open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell. - OS X : type mv sfk-mac-64.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk - Linux: type mv sfk-linux-64.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
sfk chars word [word2] sfk ... +chars print character codes of all chars of a word, or print chars for the given code(s). under Windows this lists both Ansi and OEM codes as decimal and hexadecimal (0x) value. if you see a decimal OEM code like 097 you can keep Alt pressed, then type 097, release Alt to produce this character in the console. options -nohead do not show table header -min minimal format as under linux -codes force listing of character codes, do not check if word is a number. -literal or -lit stops interpretation of any further options or chain commands. required if you need the code of "-" or "+". -hexlist print flat list of hex codes -hexsrc print as hex source code -fromutf decode utf8 sequence from hexadecimal input like 0xe28098 command chaining support accepts text or binary from a previous command. web reference http://stahlworks.com/sfk-chars examples sfk chars hello prints 5 lines of codes, one for each char. sfk chars 0x53464b prints 'SFK', the letters for these hex codes. any number of hex values can be provided. sfk chars -fromutf 0x54657374e28098e28099 decodes ASCII characters and UTF-8 sequences, listing code points of each character found. sfk char 65 prints 'A', the letter for that decimal code. only a single decimal value can be provided. sfk char -lit + print the code of the plus char. sfk fromclip +chars show codes from the word in the clipboard. sfk chars 84 101 115 116 105 110 103 show characters for these ascii codes.
sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's,
no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for
windows, linux and mac are included).
read more about all sfk functions here.