This is not a good ideea, what if he wants to use chr 131 too?
"Just use something that you won't normally have in your text, but which is a character than an INI will accept."
It is a perfectly legitimate way of doing it. You usually know what characters would be used in a script you write, so you can pick something that isn't going to ever be used in your script. $chr(131) was an example that would work for most scripts. There are many other $chr's that can be used if that one isn't good for the particular script.