Latest Windows Insider build makes a major upgrade to, uh… Notepad

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There’s a new Windows Insider build out today, and the biggest changes appear to be none other than Notepad, Windows’ venerable barebones text editor.
Notepad already received a significant update in the recent October 2018 Update: Microsoft added support for files with Unix-style line endings. But the work hasn’t stopped there. Oh no.
The new and improved Notepad now has better Unicode support, defaulting to saving files as UTF-8 without a Byte Order Mark; this is the standard way of encoding UTF-8 data, as it maximizes compatibility with software expecting ASCII text. The status bar will now show the encoding being used, too.
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Original URL: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1426191

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Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/12/10/wordpress-5-0-bebo-unveils-new-block-based-editor-and-default-theme/

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