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Ask for help, format Unicode text file

Ask for help, format Unicode text file

Ask for help, format Unicode text file

(OP)
For example, there is a Unicode text file that contains:
not for easy understanding, but for...

I manually insert a glyph:
not fo▲r easy under▲standing, but for...

It is required to be formatted in a program, and the output is as follows:
not ___ easy _____________, but for...

That is, the 3-letter for, becomes 3 underscores; the 13-letter understanding, becomes 13 underscores……

RE: Ask for help, format Unicode text file

Hi

If I understand you correctly :

CODE --> heiyubaiclub.awk

{
    for (i = 1; i <= NF; i++)
        if ($i ~ /▲/) {
            gsub(/▲/, "", $i)
            gsub(/\w/, "_", $i)
        }

    print
} 

CODE --> command line

master # awk -f heiyubaiclub.awk heiyubaiclub.txt
not ___ easy _____________, but for... 

Feherke.
feherke.github.io

RE: Ask for help, format Unicode text file

(OP)


Thank you very much!

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