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HTML_to_Text ( Text )

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Oliver Gatzki, Studio Gatzki

Convert named entities in HTML to Text ( ISO 8859-1)

Sample Input:
HTML_to_Text( Text
//including f.e.& or   )
Sample Output:
& öüä etc.

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

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Converting named entities in HTML to Text ( ISO8859-1)
There might be some entities i haven´t included, like the mathematical entities ...

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


All of the Substitute pairs are identical. It appears the HTML character entities got translated to actual characters somewhere along the way.

Ward Clark, Massachusetts, USA
August 22, 2009 2:08pm

This function doesn't work actually.

To make it work, you have to modify the first caracter to substitute.
So it should look like Substitute ( Text; ["\""; " "]; ect ...

By the way, thanks for the function !

Guillaume Dreux, Pau/France
July 08, 2011 8:02am

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