Hmmm...and what about V.I.Warshavski or Wm.P.Norquist, III ??
Would you strip the periods and commas from them?
Phillips code leaves the periods alone by zaps the comma. Is that what you want?
But if the text is V. I. Warshavski and Wm. P. Norquist, III (note the spaces after the periods), then the periods get zapped, as well.
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Last edited by Old Pedant; 02-05-2013 at 04:00 AM..