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Bryce W
06-15-2006, 06:10 AM
Here is a hidden easteregg about notepad I found on some site. Ive tested it myself and it works:

1. Open up Notepad (not Wordpad, not Word or any other wordprocessor)
2. Type in this sentence exactly (without quotes): "this app can break"
3. Save the file to your harddrive.
4. Close Notepad
5. Open the saved file by double clicking it.

It wont crash the app, it will change the text to chinese or if you dont have the chinese language pack installed on your PC it will change to squares.

Jura
06-16-2006, 06:05 AM
Very cute. I guess program making people have to have fun some way.

Sleepy-uk
06-16-2006, 04:20 PM
Interesting Glitch, I wonder who is responsible.

A Guy
06-18-2006, 01:31 PM
Funny,:cool:

Bryce W
06-20-2006, 01:14 PM
I got a chinese friend to try and transulate this for me, its just jibberish in Chinese. Also, it turns out this isnt a microsoft easteregg. With those series of characters, MS loses/screws the encoding of file which for some reason gets switched to Chinese. This is a bug, not an easteregg.

Jura
06-20-2006, 03:20 PM
Microsoft has a bug in their software? That's unheard of.

Redefined
06-23-2006, 11:04 AM
Microsoft has a bug in their software? That's unheard of.
And unthinkable. I for on am shocked.

mip
07-18-2006, 10:46 PM
Cool, How do people find out about these things?

Do they just type weird things in?

Moridin
07-19-2006, 06:15 AM
I wouldn't call it an esteregg per-say, as it has to do with character encoding. You could probably write something nasty and create the same effect.

Bryce W
07-21-2006, 07:25 PM
Moridin, I mentioned this few posts above yours.
MS loses/screws the encoding of file which for some reason gets switched to Chinese. This is a bug, not an easteregg.

You are right though, you can write something nasty with the same effect. Antman over in General Chit Chat posted one that says "bush hid the facts" which has the same effect.

http://www.technibble.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312

gunslinger
07-18-2007, 11:06 PM
another is " bush hid the facts "