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Is there any way to read .rtf (rich text files)? Open Office can't read them.
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... .rtf?

try wordpad that normally does it.
i always used to save Windows Works docs in .rtf so i could open them in Office in high school.
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Are you sure it's a RTF file?, I'm pretty sure I've used Open Office to open rtf files. Almost any word processor can read rtf files .
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Note his OS guys.
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Try an email client which supports .rtf files if there's one available for Ubuntu...maybe Thunderbird or something?
     
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It's no big deal, since I can tell the person that gave me the file to save it as something else, but when I find something that I can't do in Linux, it's personal .
Anyway, the Notepad from Wine can't decode it properly, and Open Office keeps asking me for a character set.
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o hey, since when did the sigs have their OS?

i guess i gotta update mine

edit--------
o snap it's already there haha
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It's no big deal, since I can tell the person that gave me the file to save it as something else, but when I find something that I can't do in Linux, it's personal .
Anyway, the Notepad from Wine can't decode it properly, and Open Office keeps asking me for a character set.
Notepad is a basic text editor and can't handle .rtf files. However, Wordpad can (like a cross between Word and Notepad).

If it's asking for a character set, the file could either be corrupt (seen that before) or needs a font pack of some kind if there's any sort of double-byte characters such as Asian or Arabic fonts.
     
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Another alternative that I found from some googling - here's a rich text editor for Linux: http://www.nllgg.nl/Ted/
     
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