Windows XP Easter Egg - Bush Reference?

Load up notepad.

Type "bush hid the facts"

save the document, any name works.

Close it.

Open it again.

what you open isn't what you typed.

Spread the word and if you like this Egg!
User Rating:
6.7
  6.7/10 with 494 votes
Contributed By: Anonymous on 09-22-2006
Reviewed By: dicai, Silent_Assassin
Special Requirements: Windows Xp, notepad
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Bush hid my text This is if you have eastern languages installed.
Bush hid my text This is if you have eastern languages installed.

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Comments

Joecool writes:
There's a simple explanation for this. In notepad, any other 4-3-3-5 letter word combo will have the same results. It is all to do with a limitation in Windows. Text files containing Unicode UTF-16-encoded Unicode are supposed to start with a "Byte-Order Mark" (BOM), which is a two-byte flag that tells a reader how the following UTF-16 data is encoded. The reason this happens: 1) You are saving to 8-bit Extended ASCII (Look at the Save As / Encoding format) 2) You are reading from 16-bit UNICODE (You guessed it, look at the Save As / Encoding format) This is why the 18 8-bit characters are being displayed as 9 (obviously not supported by your codepage) 16-bit UNICODE characters
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Goatboy writes:
Erm... have you noticed that this egg has already been mentioned in the same catigory using the exact same words as the title?
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Mine displays Chinese! (unfortunately, they might not be shown correctly) ®…—L–ßĦ¬_”«Ó³¼ñ«B Translated by Google, it means: Mount Albert —L Hour by showing video games seized mongoose Haha! Nice!
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Mathijs writes:
Though it is quite funny, it is not an easter egg. It is a bug in Notepad. Type 4 words, where the first word has 4 characters, the second 3, the third 3, and the fourth 5. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_hid_the_facts
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Ajerick writes:
I translated by Google and I get 'Albert Benren Mount Tiantou seized Ying Meng' Yep.
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There's no Bush references there. Try typing "your hat was dirty" (no quotes) - it results the same thing.
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MyWorldPlz writes:
Well, to be honest this is nothing NEAR an egg. Ok, because of the encoding you save it in any array of words with that number of characters. Its just a formatting issue. For those who are making annoying comments and lieing about your findings on this - please don't we are looking for some real easter eggs here.
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koira writes:
This "egg" only appears in versions of Windows up to Windows XP. Microsoft fixed this bug in Vista.
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If you do it in Windows ME it comes up in Japanise
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Ben writes:
On my computer I tried this and it came up with Japanese or maybe Chinese characters"畢桳栠摩琠敨映捡獴" I'm not sure. But the reason why other people would get the display from the screen shot on this page is because they don't have the Japanese or Chinese character set installed on there computer.
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Eggs writes:
潹牵栠瑡眠獡搠物祴 is Chan Qianrenshimian Xishuowugai Translated by Google.
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Kelton2 writes:
This is a Unicode bug with Windows XP and earlier versions of Notepad. It was fixed in Vista/7/8.
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Dijit writes:
This is one of the best Easter Eggs that has ever been produced, I found it fun and fascinating to do and watch. That and the Duke Nukem level lord are the best I've ever seen.
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Ascendancy writes:
I had noticed that there is two of this egg. I think someone has been a spud and added a second version of this egg.
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CD Player writes:
Use EditPad Lite and you'll see what you typed, not the garbage. Great editor!
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