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Validating UTF8 using regex or other means

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I have been asked to vaidate a VB form where adresses are entered.  The problem at hand is that many addesses are copied and pasted from webpages and often relate to none english addresses.  I was thinking of using regex to achieve the validation and thereafter prompt the user to make the changes themself.  

What I am looking for is either a good regex string or suggestion of other means of doing this.
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Unicode Regular Expressions
http://www.regular-expressions.info/unicode.html

Using Regular Expressions with The Microsoft .NET Framework
http://www.regular-expressions.info/dotnet.html

Or you can disable the paste-function in a textbox ...
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vbide/thread/1bf46245-4696-44f0-ab36-5fb51cb546cd/
You can also disable copy and paste when user attempts to do it using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.
to do this,Create a KeyDown Event handler for the text box and then paste this code:

If e.Modifiers = Keys.Control Then

e.Handled = True

MyTextBox.SelectionLength = 0

End If

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Thankyou that is just the job
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