Seminko

Getting rid of special characters

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hey fellas,

when I do StringMid and then have a msgbox show me the text string, it shows this: Sean O’Daniels.

On the site I'm grabbing the info from it shows: Sean O’Daniels.

I tried both of these and non replaces the charactes with an apostrophe:

$ArtistCorrected = StringReplace($Artist, '’', "'")
$ArtistCorrected = StringReplace($Artist, '’', "'")

Thanks for the suggestions

Seminko

 

EDIT: strange thing is that when I try to do it separately, when I actually spell out the name, it works:

$slovo = "O’Daniels"
$slovoUpdated = StringReplace($slovo, "’", "'")
MsgBox(1, "", $slovo & " / " & $slovoUpdated)

 

Edited by Seminko

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Seminko,

Works fine for me:

$sName = "Sean O’Daniels"

$sName = StringReplace($sName, '’', "'")

ConsoleWrite($sName & @CRLF)

Did you reassign the variable to the function return value?

M23


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I tried using a new variable for the name as well as the same one. Doesn't work.

When I make a separate script it works fine but when the text is grabbed from the url it doesn't replace it.

I even tried having a MSGbox showing the value before and after but the name never changes.

 

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Don't know what changed but now it works... :-/

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi.

$RegExNonStandard="(?i)([^a-z0-9-_])"

$Artist="Sean O’Daniels"
$NameClean=StringRegExpReplace($Artist,$RegExNonStandard,"_")

MsgBox(0,"Done",$Artist & @CRLF & $NameClean)

Regards, Rudi.

Edited by rudi

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

I believe this is Unicode \x{2019} so :

$Artist = StringRegExpReplace($Artist, "(*UCP)\x{2019}", "'")

 

Edited by Jury
rename $data > $Artist

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The source string is UTF-8.


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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Yes as I said.

Edited by Jury
wrong post

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