How to remove any non-alpha characters (a to z) from a string using gsub and RegEx
Public, Tricks, Ruby General
Created: Dec 05, 2014 Updated: Dec 05, 2014
For example, let's say that you have a method that determines if a particular word (string) is a palindrome or not. As a fringe case, what if the string happens to contain characters like . or ~ or ; or !, or any non-alpha characters (meaning a to z characters).
You can use
.gsub!(/\W+/, '') on the string to remove these non- a to z characters.
Here is an example: