revSpeak in Mac OS 10.9

Peter M. Brigham pmbrig at
Sun Dec 15 15:01:35 EST 2013

I'm not a RegExpert and I love LC's text manipulation power, so I'm biased, but I think this is just as easy to do with LC, and possibly faster for large texts:

function cleanTextForRevspeak tText
   put "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.?" into allowedChars
   repeat for each char c in tText
      if c is not in allowedChars then next repeat
      put c after textOut
   end repeat
   return textOut
end cleanTextForRevspeak

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at

On Dec 15, 2013, at 11:21 AM, Robert Sneidar wrote:

> Is there a way to use RegEX to remove all but upper case, lower case, periods and question marks? I am not good at RegEx so I couldn’t tell you where to begin, but it seems like just the thing RegEx was made for. 
> Bob
> On Dec 14, 2013, at 10:19 AM, Alejandro Tejada <capellan2000 at> wrote:
>> Great to know! Many Thanks for
>> posting this update about ascii
>> character incompatible with revSpeak.
>> Now, we need a volunteer to add this info to
>> the dictionary. :D
>> Al

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