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Don't mask non-printable characters (Windows)

asked 2019-10-15 05:36:46 +0000

Is there any way to have Wireshark not mask non-printable characters in the packet view on the bottom? Currently, any characters < 0x20 and >= 0x7f are shown as '.' This behavior makes it very hard for me to make sense of a packet's content dump, as I typically use a font with OEM/DOS encoding which has a unique glyph for each ASCII character 0 to 0xff, and lets me makes sense of a binary dump much easier than looking at hex codes.

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answered 2019-10-15 06:30:31 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

It would be possible to have an option for the dialog to specify a single-byte character set (SBCS) in which to interpret the characters - there is no single SBCS that it should be wired to. Multiple-byte character sets are trickier.

If you want that to happen, you will need to file an enhancement request on the Wireshark Bugzilla; that's the place to make enhancement requests, not here.

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So I take it this is not possible to do currently? (I'm a fairly new Wireshark user). If so, I'll go ahead and file an enhancement request.

okwa6464 gravatar imageokwa6464 ( 2019-10-15 06:46:03 +0000 )edit

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