Replace Unicode values with characters (e.g. \u00e9 with é)



  • Hello, I have text containing Unicode values that are preceded by “\u”. These occur among “normal” characters. Is it possible to replace these with their proper Unicode equivalents? For example, “ADAMS, Andr\u00e9as” -> “ADAMS, Andréas”. I searched, but couldn’t find any existing topics discussing this.



  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @Morney-le-Roux

    you need to install the plugin HTML Tag, by using the built in plugins admin on newer versions of notepad++, or using the old plugin manager, if you are on notepad++ 7.5.9 or below.

    once installed, select your partial or complete text, like “ADAMS, Andr\u00e9as” and go to plugins > html tag > decode js, to get “ADAMS, Andréas”.

    best regards.


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