I am not sure what exactly you mean by replacing the html tags. Do you get these tags in the search results snippets? The snippet is the short description of each search result.
Perhaps you might do it by creating a custom search results set:
|IList<Telerik.Search.Engine.ResultItem> results = Telerik.Search.Engine.SearchManager.Search(q, "SearchTerm", 0, 10, "AnyWord", out count);
|if (count == 0)
| rptResults.Visible = false;
| rptResults.DataSource = results;
Where the SearchTerm is what you have searched for, and the rptResults - the repeater which is showing the results. The result list will be filled with your Search Results items. Each item has the Snippet property you could use. Other than that, the snippets could not be changed or customized, but we will change the individual search result items in our future versions, in order to provide more flexibility and options over the results.
I hope this helps.
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