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I wrote a script in notepad that runs a does command in the command prompt (Windows 7).  The problem is that the dasks (-) all get changes to a u with a line on top when the command is run.  I know it has  something to so with the character set, but I am not sure what.
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by:Paul MacDonald
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What font are you using in Notepad?  What happens when you change the font for the batch file to something like Courier New?
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by:jpdavey
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Could you send a snippet of the code you are running? At least the line containing the dash ?

Have you tried copying and pasting your code to another program, such as Wordpad or Word, to see what gets pasted?
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I was able to fix the problem using work instead of notepad, It got rid of the character changes
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by:tlatter-isis
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I fixed the problem using microsoft word
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