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Removing Unicode "Replacement Character" from a string

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Hi all,

I'm working a script that downloads software test instructions from an internal site and places them into Excel spreadsheets. I noticed a lot of the test instructions have unknown characters in the body of text: 𐀑. Is there any way to remove all instances of the replacement character? I've tried the following, but it didn't seem to work.

$sTestInstructions = StringReplace( $sTestInstructions, '& #65533', '')

Any ideas how to do this properly?

Thanks in advance!

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If you mean the replacement character by itself (Unicode codepoint 65533 or hex FFFD) then ChrW(65533) will certainly work.

If you mean the string "&#65533" then remove the extra space in the target string.


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I tried the following and I still get the replacement character in the Excel spreadsheet:

$sTestInstructions = StringReplace( $sTestInstructions, 'ChrW(65533)', '')

When I print $sTestInstructions to the console, all replacement characters appear as "?"s.

Thanks for the quick response.

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The SciTe console is ANSI only unless you change the default to Unicode UTF-8 (codepage 65001).


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SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
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A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
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Ahh, I see. That got it working.

Thanks ;)

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