Plain text is a document format in which textural information is stored just through the text characters (including line-breaks, tabs, and other symbols) themselves. There are no additional formatting instructions or markup in addition to the text itself.
Everything2: Conventions for Plain Text
These conventions seem to be a de facto standard in plain text, especially email and (most Usenet) newsgroups.
Plain text to HTML converter, relying on standardised but natural formatting syntax in the plain text.
RFC 2646: The Text/Plain Format Parameter
Now-obsolete specification of the "Format=Flowed" solution to reflowing paragraphs in text files.
RFC 3676: The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters
Current specification for the "Format=Flowed" reflowing paragraphs and avoiding embarrassing line wrap in text files.
An online tool allowing users to perform quick text formatting operations which would not be possible in Notepad.
Explanation of the representations of new lines used in text files by different computer systems, and how to convert between them.
Wikipedia: Plain text
Encyclopedia article about the file format, including applications and encoding details.
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