Text Cleaner: Clean/Strip Non-Standard Characters From Text

MS Word and other word processors often leave extraneous characters and use non-standard quotes, apostrophes & punctuation etc. HTML also occasionally uses non-standard codes for characters. This page attempts to clean text down to a standard simple ASCII format.

Non-Standard Microsoft Word punctuation will be replaced where possible (slanting quotes etc.) It will also replace non-standard HTML letters (like the ones generated with our HTML Char Spinner, for example) with their standard ASCII counterparts, and then remove all characters with an ASCII value higher than 127 (See ASCII table). You can also choose to strip other characters in the options below.

Leave all the boxes unchecked if you want to keep punctuation and the normal layout character-codes like line-breaks & tabs.


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