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I am working on AIX unix and trying to remove non-printable characters from file the data looks like
Caucasian male lives in Arizona w/ fiancÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ in file when I view in Notepad++ using UTF-8 encoding. When I try to view file in unix I get ^▒▒^▒▒^▒▒^▒▒^▒▒^▒▒ instead of the special characters.
I want to replace all those special characters with space.
I tried sed
's/[^[:print:]]/ /g' file but it does not remove those characters.My locale are listed below when I run
C POSIX en_US.8859-15 en_US.ISO8859-1 en_US
I even tried
sed -e 's/[^ -~]/ /g' file and it did not remove the characters.
I see that others stackflow answers used
UTF-8 locale with GNU sed and this worked but I do not have that locale.
Also I am using