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Re: Replacing non ascii in string

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 30, 2013 at 09:15 UTC ( #1016004=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Replacing non ascii in string

As down the track I am sure I will want to replace things like with a etc as well.

That doesn't sound like a good idea. is a letter in some languages, not just "a with diacritic". Writing a name without the "diacritic" could be downright wrong. (Yes, sports broadcasts frequently do it that way, but that doesn't mean you should.) Do you really need to pare all of your text down to 7-bit ASCII?

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Re^2: Replacing non ascii in string
by MidLifeXis (Monsignor) on Jan 30, 2013 at 13:24 UTC

    While I agree with your general point, it is not an absolute. For some systems I interact with, yes. Things that only support 7-bit ASCII are still out there.

    Update: added 'absolute' comment.


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