A file containing no "invisible" control characters, only printable letters, numbers and symbols, usually from the ASCII character set.A text file can be produced with a text editor and can usually be imported into any word processor though it will probably appear unformatted. Compare binary file, flat file, rich text file.
Last updated: 1996-11-15
Text Encoding Initiative ♦ text file ♦ Text Processing Utility ♦ Text Reckoning And Compiling
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