Need help in replacing special characters in a string

please let me know the best way to replace all the special characters in a string with space.
other than alphabets and numbers
with regards.

please let me know the best way to replace all the special characters in a string with space.
other than alphabets and numbers
Sumanth Nag Kristam wrote:
> actually i need to replace hexa decimal char 0X1A in a string.... that is 'substitue' as per the chart
> any pointers....
> chk the link for the ASCII codes
But in Hexa decimal value there is no special characters?

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