remove unwanted characters from column data

For a particular column, I want to loop through all the records in the table and remove certain characters.

For example

Fre-nch
Italia-n
Germ_an

would become

French
Italian
German

Can T-SQL do this?
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SharathData EngineerCommented:
try this
UPDATE your_table 
SET    column_name = REPLACE(REPLACE(column_name,'-',''),'_','')

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LowfatspreadCommented:
don't forget the where clause....

UPDATE your_table
SET    column_name = REPLACE(REPLACE(column_name,'-',''),'_','')
where column_name like '%-%'
  or column_name like '%@_%' escape '@'


otherwise extra logging and trigger processing could be invoked
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