Set-Content removes copyright symbol

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  David Stiff 2 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #27509

    David Stiff
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    Hello,

    I am writing a search-and-replace function. The essentials are:


    $encoding = Get-FileEncoding $filename
    $text = Get-Content -Path $filename -Raw
    $text -replace $searchText, $replaceText | Set-Content -Path $filename -Encoding $encoding

    The code is working but a copyright symbol ©, ASCII 184, is being replaced by a question mark.

    Any ideas on this?

    Thanks,
    Dave

  • #27515

    Max Kozlov
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    which Encoding you get in $encoding ?
    if this function correct, try to use Get-Content -Encoding $encoding
    you also can try to save your file in unicode to make sure that copyright still inside.

    btw in arial font (C) sign code is A9 (169)

  • #27742

    David Stiff
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    Hi Max,

    sorry for the late reply. Using Unicode does preserve the copyright symbol. Default preserves it as well and doesn't change the file encoding so I will use that.

    Previously the Get-FileEncoding was returning ASCII (which it defaults to if it cannot match any other format).

    Thanks,
    Dave

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