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How to fix odd string imports?

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Dc215905
Dc215905 on 25 Jun 2021
Answered: Walter Roberson on 25 Jun 2021
Hello,
I'm importing data and and forwhatever reason the strings get imported as:
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Dc215905
Dc215905 on 25 Jun 2021
Thanks for your reply.
The example are:
'ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ' , ' 'Spot1.cfs ÿÿÿ', XFlags ÿÿÿÿ
I'm using to read the text and it's from a .cfs file (data aquisition software)
fread(fid,[1,8],'uint8=>char');
I'm using matlab 2021a

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 25 Jun 2021
Which .cfs ?
The ÿ character is unicode U+00FF so the most likely situation is that you are reading a binary file (that might have text-readable parts)

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