how to recognize non-English characters in a string in VBScript
Posted on 2004-08-09
I have a VBScript to read lines of text from another file. Due to the nature of how the other file is produced, it contains some weird characters among other useable English words.
I want to read a line, analyze each character and get rid of any non-English or numeric characters and then write the text to another file.
Right now I am thinking to convert the string to an array then analyze each element of the array to see if it is any English letter or number. If so keep it else discard it. But I am not sure how to do it.
In C++, I remember, I could convert the character to Int and that Int will be the ASCII value of that character. But it won't let me do this in VBScript. So please help me out here.
BTW, if you could provide an even easier method to get rid of non-English and non-numeric characters from a string of text for VB Script, it would be even better.