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HP BASIC doesn't normally save programs in ASCII or any other character encoding. Instead it normally stores the program on disk using an internal representation (probably tokenized like other BASIC implementations). Any file in PROG format isn't in a format you can view in an editor. However HP BASIC does allow the saving a programs in ASCII format. From ...


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The character set is known as "Mac OS Roman". The official mapping from Mac OS Roman to Unicode can be found on unicode.org. While the character set is similar to Windows-1252 and ISO-8859-1, having many characters in common, it's not a direct match for either. All of the characters are in the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP). It's worth noting, however, ...


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From a more practical point of view, the program to convert between different character sets is called iconv. It can be used on the command line from the OS X (Mac) terminal, as well as in most Linux distributions. The most popular implementation is GNU libiconv, providing support for hundreds of different encodings, including MacRoman and the other Mac ...


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