Today, we’ll be discussing a common issue you might encounter when copying and pasting text from other programs into Visual Studio Code.
At times, you may notice strange boxes appearing in your pasted text. These boxes represent unrecognized characters in VS Code. They usually occur due to discrepancies between character encoding standards across different programs.
If you’re looking for a quick fix to eliminate these, here’s a simple process you can follow:
First, select and copy one of these unknown box characters. Next, open up the ‘Replace’ dialog box. Paste the copied box character into the ‘Find’ field of the dialog box. Then, leave the ‘Replace’ field blank. Upon clicking ‘Replace All’, VS Code will replace all instances of this unrecognized character with nothing, essentially removing them from your text.
And there you have it! Your pasted text is now free of any unknown characters.
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