Hi. I'm wondering if this feature exists... if not, I'd like to request it.
The general text viewer plugin can view any type of file, in either plain text (which shows mostly garbage for non-text files), or hex... which is cool. It would be great to also have a mode which extracts and shows just text strings in any file type, similar to the Unix "strings" command. Or maybe a filtering option in hex view, which hides large segments of non-text data, showing just the text segments.
Related feature: regarding the ubiquitous ASCII/ANSI/UTF8/UTF16 confusion, is there a way to force the text viewer to decode the text in a specific mode?