[thelist] Removing Microsoft Word special characters

Bird, Graham Graham.Bird at rspb.org.uk
Thu Sep 18 06:44:36 CDT 2003


Is there a way to strip "smart" quotes, em dashes and ellipses from Word
copy? (i.e. all "special" Word characters)

Our editors cut and paste from Word and we get question marks in our HTML. I
have been hunting high and low for a solution, but there doesn't seem to be
an easy way to trap the characters. They just appear as the square
non-character, which as far as I know is impossible to match on.

Any advice would be great.



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