Questions that deal with various representations of characters & character sets, such as: ASCII, UTF-8, EBCDIC, among others. Often encountered when moving files between operating systems that encode new lines with carriage returns and/or newline characters.
Use this tag when you know that you are dealing with characters or character sets that are represented differently.
A frequent issue is when a file (particularly one meant to be executed as a shell-script) is saved on a Microsoft Windows platform, then transferred to a Unix platform:
Other useful questions on the site are:
For further explanation around character encodings, see the Wikipedia entry.