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This will help if you receive text (e.g, email from wrongly configured clients) with lots of '\nnn' or '&#nnn;' strings, where n is a digit. These 'nnn' are the decimal codes of non-ascii characters. To convert all at the same time, you can do the following:
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This will help if you receive text (e.g, email from wrongly configured clients) with lots of '\nnn' or '&#nnn;' strings, where n is a digit. These 'nnn' are the decimal codes of non-ascii characters. To convert all at the same time, you can do the following:
   
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
 
:%s/\\\([0-9]*\)/\=nr2char(submatch(1))/g
 
:%s/\\\([0-9]*\)/\=nr2char(submatch(1))/g
 
or
 
or
:%s/&amp;#\([0-9]*\);/\=nr2char(submatch(1))/g
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:%s/&#\([0-9]*\);/\=nr2char(submatch(1))/g
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
   
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==Comments==
 
==Comments==
 
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Latest revision as of 00:07, September 30, 2008

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created May 25, 2006 · complexity basic · author Luis A. Florit · version 5.7


This will help if you receive text (e.g, email from wrongly configured clients) with lots of '\nnn' or '&#nnn;' strings, where n is a digit. These 'nnn' are the decimal codes of non-ascii characters. To convert all at the same time, you can do the following:

:%s/\\\([0-9]*\)/\=nr2char(submatch(1))/g
or
:%s/&#\([0-9]*\);/\=nr2char(submatch(1))/g

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