How to remove this special character in Word or in TagEditor?
Thread poster: Sylvain Leray

Sylvain Leray  Identity Verified
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Oct 12, 2008

I have a recurrent problem with the files from a certain customer (Word files, I think they are imported from DTP-files) : the Word files are full of this special character ¬ (Alt+0172) which apperas in the middle of words overall the document.
"Search and replace" have no effet : no match found. It is very annoying, and in TagEditor it appears as a tag which breaks the words in 2 or 3 parts.

Would you know how to remove this character other than manually, either in Word or in Tageditor? Is it possible in TagEditor to do "Search and replace" for a tag?

Many thanks in advance!


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Do you have the original Word file? Oct 12, 2008

If yes, use Search&Replace there, replace the "discretiionary hyphen" (this is the sign you are searching) by nothing.

Otheriwse open the TTX in Notepad and search for <ut DisplayText="x1f">&#x1f;</ut> and replace this with nothing.
Save the file and reopen it in Tageditor - now all hyphens should not be present anymore.

HTH
Jerzy


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Sylvain Leray  Identity Verified
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A zillion thanks... Oct 12, 2008

Jerzy, once more you saved my day! More than 3000 hyphens replaced...
I didn't know the name of this symbol, and typing it "as is" in the Search box lead to ne result...
Thank you so much !

Sylvain


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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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In Word Oct 12, 2008

you can also check these symbols (Find-Replace dialog)

^~

and

^-


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Geneviève von Levetzow  Identity Verified
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The name in German Oct 12, 2008

http://www.typografie.info/typoforum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1178

Geneviève


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Well, this German name is not conform with Word Oct 12, 2008

because in Word it is not called "optionaler Bindestrich", but "bedingter Trennstrich", at least so in my Word 2003.

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William [Bill] Gray  Identity Verified
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Soft hyphen Oct 14, 2008

This term is also used in English for this feature.

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Maurice Koopman  Identity Verified
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Thank you very much. Jun 10, 2012

Four years later your answer is still valued very much. I just eliminated 467 of those.

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