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Did you ever get the library from this post? We have a need to convert whole, large, whole tables worth of RTF information into something usable and would rather not reinvent if possible.

Converting RTF in a text column to plain text in bulk

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This question is about client-side programming and thus should be asked elsewhere, probably on Stack Overflow. Or were you hoping to solve this on the server side? –  Andriy M Jul 8 '13 at 18:45
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This question is not really a question, but rather a comment about a different post. Unfortunately the OP doesn't have the reputation to comment on the other post, and sadly this exposes a hole in the current model: their options are to hold their tongue or post a comment in the form of an answer, which I could then convert to a comment on their behalf. Which makes the 50 reputation requirement kind of funny... –  Aaron Bertrand Jul 8 '13 at 20:03
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Probably can't/don't want to do this in the database.

You can use Apache Tika to convert RTF to plain text: http://tika.apache.org/1.4/formats.html#Rich_Text_Format

Tika internally uses javax.swing.text.rtf for this.

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