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Escape Sequences (String Formatting Commands)

Cicode supports several escape sequences that you can use in text strings for custom formatting of the string. By using the appropriate Cicode escape sequences listed below you can format the string display to do such things as divide onto separate lines at specific positions, insert tab spaces, insert quotes, or to display Hexadecimal numbers.

Cicode escape sequences are preceded by a caret ( ^ ) character. The caret character is interpreted as a special instruction, and together with the characters immediately following it, are treated as an Cicode escape sequence formatting command. The escape sequences used in Cicode are:




form feed


new line


horizontal tab


vertical tab


single quote


double quote




carriage return


where hh is a hexadecimal number (for example, ^0x1A)

See Also

Converting and Formatting Cicode Variables

Using Cicode Files