hi one of ym friends has a lot of hex code that he doesnt know hjow to read so what is the simplest way to read and edit hex without using commercial programs?

To develop his one :)

a perfect reply. its not too difficult to make one either. i havent made a hex to english converter, but i have made a binary to text and text to binary converter, and if i modify the code just a little bit i am sure that it will become a hex to english and english to hex converter.

there is nothing greater than developing your own programs and then use them. :D