Extract text from webpage?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by The Doctor, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. The Doctor

    The Doctor Guest

    Hi all,

    I am trying to extract some Chinese along with its pronouncation
    symobls which appear above the Chinese text. The text is on a line
    below the symbols but when I copy and paste from the page say
    to notepad, each symbol and character pair appear on new line.
    I have seen the html and it looks as it the text character and the
    symbol is embedded inside html tags. How can I copy and paste
    so that the text and symbol appear in Word/Notepad etc in
    the same way that it is render in browser?

    Thanks in advance.
    The Doctor, Feb 24, 2009
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  2. The Doctor

    Rod Speed Guest

    Try doing a right mouse click on the page and selecting View Source and getting it from that.
    Rod Speed, Feb 24, 2009
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  3. Goo Ruck Wid Dat
    son of a bitch, Feb 24, 2009

  4. I guess you need it as text???
    Otherwise, you might save it as a graphic.
    But I don't know what you plan on doing with it.
    brian w edginton, Feb 24, 2009
  5. The Doctor

    jones Guest

    I was going to suggest a screen capture and just save the area you want, but
    of course they will save it as a jpg or something similar.

    jones, Feb 25, 2009
  6. Can you post the URL so we can have a look?

    Firefox has some plug-ins for Chinese and Japanese. Might be worthwhile
    investigating those too.

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  7. The Doctor

    Doug Jewell Guest

    You only need to do that in the Northern Hemisphere. The
    Southern Hemisphere reverses it again so a normal
    left-to-right drag will work.
    Doug Jewell, Feb 25, 2009
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