Slightly OT - Matching a strange characterby NovMonk (Chaplain)
|on May 19, 2004 at 15:33 UTC||Need Help??|
NovMonk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Greetings Esteemed Monks,
I'm processing a text file that has a funny character in it. I'd like to convert this character to something less funny, but I'm not sure how to match it because I don't know what it is. A further problem is, when I try to paste in my problem line here, it converts to "Don't know" so I can't even figure out how to show it to you. In my file the 't looks like a Chinese ideogram or something.
I realize this isn't strictly perl, but I am using the information in a Perl script. Has anyone seen anything like this, or can you point me somewhere I might look to translate this character? I've checked control chracter type lists in my battered Perl by Example and tried googling, but I'm not sure what to call what I'm looking for.
It might help to know that the file in question is a MS Word file saved as a tab delimited text file.
Thanks as always for the help.