No; it won't always be 4 characters, here's an admittedly extremely obscure ancient Sinhala number;

Of course the chances of encountering whacky characters like that is small, but you'll have to make sure you
can cope with them should they crop up.

If you look at Eduardo Ba\u00f1uls you will have to strip what comes after the '\' of the prefix 'u'
and the suffix 'uls' and then you can cope with whatever is left:

Reasonably pseudo-code following:

set the item delimiter to \
put what's after the item delimiter into HOLDER
delete char 1 of HOLDER
delete the last char of HOLDER
delete the last char of HOLDER
delete the last char of HOLDER
put "0x" & HOLDER into NUNUM

at this point "NUNUM" could be alost any length, but that should not matter unduly.


On 3/14/17 11:26 pm, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
I'm dealing with non-English languages, and JSON data retrieved from a database comes in with unicode escape sequences like this: Eduardo Ba\u00f1uls.

I need to translate those. I can do it by replacing the "\u" with "0x" and then using numToCodepoint() to get the UTF16 character. But there could be many of these in the same string, so I'm looking for a one-shot command that might just do them all. I don't think we have one.

The alternative is to loop through all the text, getting an offset for each "\u" and then calculating the number of characters after that to use with numToCodepoint(). But will it always be 4 characters in any language?

Or is there an easier way?

use-livecode mailing list
Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription 

Reply via email to