I like to know there is function in Access to check in string or text whether it contains non-unicode character as below
As i believed this data was entered by some Japanese using Japanese language program

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Donald MaloneyConsultantCommented:

Could be printer attribute characteres too.

I use the following to clean out unprintable characters.
Puts spaces in the strange characters

Copy and save table then run an update query
to replace the field with funcleanstring([Field])

Function funCleanString(strString As String) As String

    Dim strReturn As String
    strReturn = ""
    For i = 1 To Len(strString)
        If (Asc(Mid(strString, i, 1)) >= 32 And Asc(Mid(strString, i, 1)) <= 122) Then
           strReturn = strReturn + Mid(strString, i, 1)
        End If
        If Asc(Mid(strString, i, 1)) < 32 Then  '  The "BOX" figure is a 9
           strReturn = strReturn + " "
        End If
    Next i
    funCleanString = Trim(strReturn)
End Function


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