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TXT file format

File extension
.txt
File category
Description
The organization of texts in rows applies to the TXT file format. Such text files oppose binaries, which have data that is interpreted as a text. For example images or sounds that are converted to coded forms. Raw text files can possess texts presented in formatted or in ways that are not formatted. The text files are elementary and are used for storing data in most cases.
Technical details
Raw text files are not highly formatted, and this means they meet accepted formats by the system terminal and the basic text editor. These files are taken and used universally since any text-based program can read them. This is because it uses a standard form of encoding, making it easy for different language users to utilize the files. The ASCII- specific text files can be used in place of each other and can be read using Unix, Mac, and Windows. UTF-8 differs from ASCII, and this is attributed to Byte order mark differences, but it remains the most character set. Its compatibility with ASCII is backward.
Programs
Notepad
TextEdit
WordPad
Developer
Microsoft
MIME type
text/plain
application/txt
browser/internal
text/anytext
widetext/plain
widetext/paragraph