What is this non-alphanumeric character?
October 12, 2006 2:20 PM Subscribe
This 'bad' character is showing up as a box, and seems to invoke a new line. How can I find out what it really is?
posted by CaptApollo to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Parsing my tab-delimited file is impossible with these darn special characters that keep showing up, and causing records to break over multiple lines!
Excel treats them as new lines, and my text editor treats as a new line plus a character that is displaying as a box (i.e., it's not in the current character set).
I need to strip this character out using PHP - how do I find out what it is really, and how do I then find the regexp equivalent? It's not a \r or a \n.
On preview, it got stripped when I tried to paste it in here.