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How to convert á character to a and so on using c#

narlasridhar asked
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Last Modified: 2013-11-07
I am using the streamreader to open the file like below

StreamReader re = new StreamReader(sFilename, System.Text.Encoding.Default);
and my text file contains the characters like á
I am able to read them when i use stream reader.
But,I want those characters to be replaced like


Thanks in advance
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Top Expert 2009
Unfortunately, this is not a trivial task. A broad description of the problem and the solution can be found here: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/UnicodeNormalization.aspx, including sample code you can download. The page shows two approaches, but the first is by far the easiest and suits most needs.

A third approach would be to use XSLT2/XPath2 functions, as they support normalization (the name for this task) out of the box. It is a bit of overkill, but you can take the Saxon.Net libraries (10MB!) and use an XPath expression on your string to normalize them. If you want to go that path I can help you setting it up (I've been there before).

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