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We have a project where we need to convert weird characters generated from all kinds of file formats into ASCII due to compatibility issues. Is it possible in Sublime Text 2 to convert the encoding of a document to ASCII? We can't convert it to ANSI because that includes more characters that are not supported.


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7-bit ASCII has no support for "weird characters". So you want to just remove them from the file? If so, open with any 8 bit encoding and search for regular expression [\x80-\xff], replacing it with nothing. –  Daniel Beck Jan 16 '13 at 15:32
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