Silk Test Classic
gives you the ability to specify the file format of text files and .ini files. Before
Silk Test Classic
5.5, all files were in the ANSI file format. You can create the following formats:
Silk Test Classic purposes, ANSI is defined as the Microsoft Windows ANSI character set from Code Page 1252 Windows Latin 1.
- Is an extended form of ASCII that provides the ability to represent data in a uniform plaintext format that can be sorted
and processed efficiently. Unicode encompasses nearly all characters used in computers today.
- Unicode Transformation Format (UTF) Is a multi-byte encoding that can handle all Unicode characters. It is used to compress
Unicode, minimize storage consumption and maximize transmission.
You have the ability to save text files in any of three file formats: ANSI, UTF-8, and Unicode. By default all files are saved
in UTF-8 format. The
Save As dialog boxes throughout include a list box from which you can select the file format in which you want to save your file.
- ANSI files cannot contain non ANSI characters
- The file formats available will depend on the content of your text file. If your file contains characters not available on
code page 1252, ANSI will not display in the list box. If you are working with an existing ANSI file and add non-ANSI characters,
Save As dialog box will open when you attempt to save the file. In order to save the changes you will need to change the file format
- The title bar indicates the file format: When you have a file open, the format of that file is indicated on the title bar.
Silk Test Classic uses the Microsoft standard Byte Order Marked (BOM) to determine the file type for UTF-8 and Unicode files. If a Unicode
file does not have the BOM marker then
Silk Test Classic sees the file as an ANSI file, and the Unicode characters cannot be displayed.