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Including quotes, symbols and international characters in strings

Last updated: 12 Jul 2002

There is some information the readme.wri file in the Approach directory about problems with international characters.

To include a single quote or any other such difficult symbol in a text string it is sometimes easiest to use the Chr() function. For example to create the text string: 3'6" you would use: "3" & chr(39) & " 6" & chr(34).

However, with single and double quotes you can achieve the same thing by simply repeating the quote: eg: "3'' 6""" (where the outermost set of double quotes are the boundaries of the string) but this can get a little confusing to read!

You can find all the ASCII codes in old DOS manuals or a freeware utility like ASCIICAT at

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