Python plain text converter?

dromedary camel at
Fri Feb 28 06:41:27 CET 2003

Does anyone know if Python can strip the nasty formatting codes from
documents in, say, Word or QPS? I'd like to write a small batch
processor that will grab a bunch of files and covert them to text only
format for manipulation using regular expressions. Unfortunately I
can't figure out how to get rid of the nasty codes (e.g., ¿). Any
assistance appreciated.


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