Thanks everyone! The problem has been solved, and the odd characters are gone.
The query didn't work without some modifications. I ended up using select xwd_fullname from xwikidoc where xwd_content like '%' || chr(1) || '%'; (concat() only takes two operands, so it was easier to use ||. My sqlplus tool didn't like "%" and char(1), so I had to use '%' and chr(1).) After this character was removed, I got complaints about 0xf. The page was identified with the equivalent query, but using chr(15). I also had to remove some of the old versions from the page history. Oddly enough, the queries still report that the odd characters are present in the database, but exporting the entire wiki works fine now, so the odd characters are no longer a problem. By the way, the text with the odd characters had entered the wiki when text had been copied an pasted from UNIX terminal windows. Agan, thanks everyone for your invaluable help! Peter _______________________________________________ users mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.xwiki.org/mailman/listinfo/users