clean() Function

Returns the specified text, minus any characters not considered printable. Printable characters are the 95 printable ASCII characters plus three special characters: BACKSPACE (0x08), TAB (0x09), and NEWLINE (0x0a).

Supports US English text only.

Syntax

clean( text )

text: (Text) The text to be "cleaned" for printing purposes.

Returns

Text

Examples

You can experiment with this function in the test box below.

Test Input

clean("this     text    needs    to   be   cleaned") returns this text needs to be cleaned

See Also

cleanwith(): Use this function to perform the same operation as the clean() function, but with a custom set of characters.

strip(): Use this function to perform the opposite to the clean() function.

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