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Replace Smart Quotes with javascript

Posted on 2004-08-09
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I'm trying to write a validation script that takes the information in the "Description" field and replaces any "smart quotes" with a standard single apostrophe.  The tool is used by those that typically save paragraphs from Microsoft Word and these "funky" apostrophies are causing the application to crash.  Any thoughts?

here's my current code:

strDescription = String( theForm.Description.value )
_re = /’/gi;
strDescription = strDescription.replace( _re, "'" );
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Question by:peerlesslv
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Zyloch earned 125 total points
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Hi

For single quotes, have this:

strDescription = String(theForm.Descript.value)
_re = /(?:\u2018|\u2019)/gi;
strDescription = strDescription.replace(_re, "'");

Regards,
Zyloch
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by:peerlesslv
ID: 11756652
Perfect.  Thank you much Zyloch.

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