Replacing Spanish Characters With The English Equivalent

Jul 22, 2010

Using vb.net 2005/asp.net I thought I had the issue solved: I have some strings with spanish characters such as "ñ" and I need to replace characters with their non-spanish equivalent, ex: the example I just mentioned would be changed to "n".

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when I put a breakpoint I see that usually my code replaces the characters the way that I want and all is good but some replacements are not working well and looking at my breakpoint it appears that there are non-readable characters that are included with the spanish characters and it seems that I need to do some kind of normalization on the string but not sure what to do. I have a text "caroliné" that i processing and in the code above it appears to replace the last char with an "e" but when I return the value from the function I am able to see some non readable characters (appearing on my watchlist as a small square) and the resulting string is actually "carolina" which is confusing.

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