Letters with accent marks

Any ideas?

I have a textBox that users will be entering data into and most likely
they will not bother to write the accent marks over the correct letters.
When performing the search I need a way to look at the words in the
database and say does it have a accent mark over it and if so ignore it
and render it as a, e, i, o, u. I tried to copy and paste these letters
with accent marks into the file but the program doesnt recognize them.

Any idea how to test for i with an accent mark, a with an accent mark,

On Nov 17, 2007 1:58 AM, Hickman H. [email protected] wrote:

I guess Iconv library is able to convert any encoding to plain ascii.


you can try it online at http://www.iconv.com/iconv.htm

On Nov 16, 2007 6:58 PM, Hickman H. [email protected] wrote:

If it’s an issue with your text editor, you can put the escaped octal
version in.
For example, if you want to remove all acute accents, try this
str.gsub! “\303\241”,‘a’
str.gsub! “\303\251”,‘e’
str.gsub! “\303\255”,‘i’
str.gsub! “\303\263”,‘o’
str.gsub! “\303\272”,‘u’

-Daniel Brumbaugh K.