Our CMS does not support Unicode text thus when we need to search-replace for characters like the ™ and © symbols. This takes a fair amount of time and is easy to miss so I wrote a script in AutoHotKey to automatically handle the Unicode character encoding.
Now I can highlight the word and click a button and Whamo! Instant replacement with HTML equivalents! No more trying to scan text and find illegal characters.
Unicode character encoding
Here is the AutoHotKey code I use. My code first grabs the highlighted text and copies it to the clipboard, where it manipulates it, then sends it back to the active program I was working in. No more need for Unicode character encoding!
Transform,Clipboard,html,%Clipboard%,3 ;3=numbered expressions used where named expression not available
Clipboard:= RegExReplace(Clipboard, "mUs)•\s(.*).<br>", " <li>$1</li>") ;convert bullet & br to ul
Clipboard:= RegExReplace(Clipboard, " <li>(.*)</li>", " <ul>`r`n <li>$1</li>`r`n </ul>") ;convert bullet & br to ul
Clipboard:= RegExReplace(Clipboard, "mUs).<br>", "<br>") ;convert bullet & br to ul