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12.6 ASCII/UTF-8 Export

ASCII export produces an output file containing only plain ASCII characters. This is the simplest and most direct text output. It does not contain any Org markup. UTF-8 export uses additional characters and symbols available in this encoding standards.

C-c C-e t a
C-c C-e t u

Export as an ASCII file with a ‘.txt’ extension. For ‘’, Org exports to ‘myfile.txt’, overwriting without warning. For ‘myfile.txt’, Org exports to ‘myfile.txt.txt’ in order to prevent data loss.