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How to decode a String in Java?

 
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Hi All,

I have a question. Right now one of the field in our database, the Comments field, which is coming from other online systems, has encoded characters in it. For example, it's possible to have ''' in the Comments field instead of \'. Or '"' in the Comments field instead of \". How can I decode them back to \' and \" in Java? I tried java.net.URLDecoder.decode(comments) and it didn't work. What do I do?

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The encoded code for \' is '& # 39;'. On my previous post, '& # 39;' is automatically decoded by HTML to \'. The \" is encoded to '& QUOT;'. How do I decode them back to \' and \"?

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Hi,

Welcome to JavaRanch!

Please don't post the same question to more than one forum; it just wastes people's time. I'm going to close this copy and leave this one open.
 
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