Since we can change such icons at will, it only holds meaning to the person that wanted it to be that icon.
Also, when file extensions are hidden, hilarity follows. You may want to upload one of them to Google Docs and see if it understands the file.
I'm using WORD 2000 on a 98se desktop and trying to determine the
meaning of an icon on a document file: it is a text file that seems to
perfectly duplicate a "normal" .doc file but is not a .doc file. The
original documents, I'm almost positive, came from an esoteric word
processing program and when converted, showed the last characters of the
file names as extensions.
The icon does not show a W, or what usually shows up in the text icon or
from notepad or wordpad or rtf but I can't find it anywhere.
Determining if this in an ASCII or ANSI file could save me serious
time. Any guidance would be much appreciated.