I have inherited a Database that uses a sql backend. One of the tables (Summary) contains a memo file where text is stored. In this field there is plain text and I believe Rich Text Control Charaters such as:

{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deftab720{\fonttbl{\ f0\fswiss MS
Sans Serif;}{\f1\froman\fcharset2 Symbol;}{\f2\fswiss
Tahoma;}{\f3\fswiss Tahoma;}}

I want to know how I can either use these control Charaters or strip them from the memo field.

Thanks again,