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Windows 7: How do I create hidden characters in a .txt file?

17 Aug 2012   #1
GWT

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How do I create hidden characters in a .txt file?

Does anybody know how? I'm talking only plain text, not text hidden in a Word document.

I've heard of Notepad ++ but have had no experience with it.

Thanks


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17 Aug 2012   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

What do you mean by hidden characters? Space is not hidden enough?
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17 Aug 2012   #3
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Why do you want to do this?
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18 Aug 2012   #4
GWT

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I just want to know if it can be done. Do you know if it can?
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18 Aug 2012   #5
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

To the best of my knowledge, no.

Although there may be a zero-width unicode character.
It's possible that there is a better way to do what you want to do, but first we need to know why so we can tell you that better way.
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18 Aug 2012   #6
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Use white text, with a white background...lol
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18 Aug 2012   #7
shorty701s

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm not sure what you mean by "hidden characters." I've never heard of it? What process would need to be done to ensure that only you or someone you trust could see the characters? You could encrypt the file using Kleopatra, it works great.
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19 Aug 2012   #8
GWT

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well the problem is this. At a certain unnamed website, I've had to create three different accounts in the last 60 days because a troll keeps hijacking my username and has logged into an account using my name. Complaints to the administrators about it have been ignored so I suspect he's either cracked my password (which was somewhat unique) or is using my username but adding hidden characters to it to fool the website into thinking it's a different username. Changing my password doesn't seem to have helped.

I need to come up with some kind of plausible proof of what's going on here since my requests have either been ignored or they're saying nothing's wrong.

It's ridiculous. Has anybody encountered this kind of situation before?

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