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Re: Way to screen out non-ASCII characters?

From: Joshua D. Guttman
Subject: Re: Way to screen out non-ASCII characters?
Date: 14 Aug 2003 19:32:40 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Edward Dodge <address@hidden> writes:

> Does anyone know if there is a mode or something that you can use in
> EMACS to screen out everything that *isn't* ASCII text?  I am
> currently trying to get some old documents converted to a plain-old
> ASCII text file,  and I don't have access to the original program to
> "save as text,"  nor do I want to write a script for this.

If the documents are in MS Word format or something like that, then
you can use the undoc program, attached below.  

Attachment: undoc.el
Description: undoc.el -- Strip MS word formatting

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