Searching for Microsoft special characters
My apologies if I get this wrong: I know almost nothing about Eclipse and I'm new to this forum. At least I did try Web searches to answer my questions, but I haven't gotten anywhere.
Microsoft Word, and some other Microsoft products, translate input into Microsoft-only characters: curly quotation marks, ellipses (...), en-dash, em-dash, and a few others. These characters are, in octal, between 0200 and 0237 inclusive == 0x80 to 0x9f. These characters are not portable to Linux. Due to copy-and-paste, a few of these characters have gotten into Java source files.
I would like to tell some developers how to locate and change them in Eclipse. Unfortunately, I haven't been successful. An on-line Eclipse page (the forum software won't allow me to include the URL) indicates that a regular expression search should work. I got a developer to search a directory for the regular expression [\0200-\0237], and then just \0226, but got no hits, even though I know that one file has character octal 226 in it. And this is under Search, to search a set of files. In the version of Eclipse there (a year old or so), I saw no way to search using Find, in the current file, for a regular expression.
Any ideas for how I might proceed? (Including responses of "it should have worked, so you did something wrong -- make sure 'regular expression' is selected".)
Tim McDaniel, email@example.com