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I have an Autoit script which takes a text from the clipboard and writes it to a text file.  

However, it changes characters in the text for some reason - for example all the dashes in the text get converted to â€“

Not sure what I am doing wrong.

This is the code: 

     $hFilehandle = FileOpen("c:\emr\dragon.txt", 2)
            FileWrite($hFilehandle, clipget())

Would appreciate any input



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28 minutes ago, KDoc said:

This is the code: 

     $hFilehandle = FileOpen("c:\emr\dragon.txt", 2)

You may have to set a different parameter for the mode, see : FileOpen


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The help for FileOpen says:


The default mode when writing text is UTF8 (without BOM)

So what you call your "dashes" (probably some Unicode character among ‐‑‒–—― respectively 0x2010 HYPHEN, 0x2011 NON-BREAKING HYPHEN, 0x2012 FIGURE DASH, 0x2013 EN DASH, 0x2014 EM DASH or even 0x2015 HORIZONTAL BAR) get encoded as UTF8.

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