A. Windows 2000 is Unicode based, meaning that two bytes are used for each character. However, certain text utilities may not understand Unicode, so if you want to create a one-byte-per-character version, type the following command:
C:\> type \[unicode file name\] > \[text file name\]
For example, you would type the following command to convert file unicode.txt to a standard text file named file.txt:
C:\> type unicode.txt > file.txt
The type command performs the conversion. It is useful if you're dumping out registry keys from regedit.exe, which writes out in Unicode format.