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From Martin Sebor <>
Subject Re: unprintable characters in Windows build logs
Date Mon, 14 May 2007 15:37:49 GMT
Farid Zaripov wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Martin Sebor [] 
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 7:03 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: unprintable characters in Windows build logs
>> Hi Farid,
>> The question mark symbol that shows up in the browser is 
>> U+FFFD, the Unicode Replacement Character. The actual 
>> character in the log is the NUL ('\0'). I searched the 
>> Windows scripts for where we might be inserting NULs but 
>> couldn't find anything. Do you happen to have any idea where 
>> it might be coming from? Could the IDE be inserting it?
>   That NUL characters has been inserted by IDE ( from MSVC
> 7.1.

Yeah, I suspected as much after I found out that the MSVC 8.0
logs are fine (and better formatted, too). Is there an easy way
to get rid of them? Have you seen anything about it on newsgroups
of MSVC discussion forums?


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