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1236.Advanced search and replace -- How to replace accented characters in text file with non accented equivalents?

User: Rod Smith -- 2014-08-25          << 1235  1237 >>
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Description:
Replace accented characters in text file with non accented equivalents from dictionary file formatted like following sample but for whole alphabet.
a
A
a
A
ă a
Ă A
a
A
a
A
a
A
ą a
Ą A
ā a
Ā A
ae
AE
ae
AE
Input Sample:
Output Sample:
aeiouAEIOU
Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
0. Prepare an accent dictionary file: (right click and save as txt file)
http://www.mind-pioneer.com/services/scripts/accent-convert-dict.txt
1. put the file accent-convert-dict.txt under d:\test\ folder.
2. ctrl-o open the text file you want to convert
3. ctrl-h open 'replace' dialogue
* set 'search for pattern' to: 
* set 'replace with pattern' to: 
* set 'if=>' to:

* click 'advanced' tab, set 'run following at the beginning of replace' to:

4. click 'replace', done.
5. ctrl-s save to file.

Note: you should write double backslash in step 3, like d:\\test\\accent-convert-dict.txt

Thanks Rod Smith for sharing accent-convert-dict.txt to all who might need.
Download Script:  scripts/accent-convert-dict.txt

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