High-Order ASCII Alphabet & Other Keyboard Edits

Mark Brownell gizmotron at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 21 15:50:04 CST 2003


On Sunday, December 21, 2003, at 11:48  AM, Rob Cozens wrote:

>> How about this: (untested code)
>
> I'm saving your handlers in case I need to go that route, Mark; but as 
> I said to Jacque, I can't believe someone programming an application 
> in Germany, the Scandinavian countries, or other nations where 
> high-order characters are part of the alphabet have to go to that 
> length.
> -- 
>
> Rob Cozens

Can you imagine trying to write a search function that includes needed 
or proper escape-sequences? I might need to do this. My markup language 
project stores data as markup so for me it works to use them. Changing 
button text and all the other GUI elements might require a conversion 
function that executes mainly on startup but also when ever needed. I 
was hoping to port MTML over to other languages that include these 
higher ascii characters. I have up to nine-character escape-sequences 
numerically allowed for while selecting text from a text field. So in 
this way I'm working with the text seen, (selected), and the equivalent 
HTML/MTML-Text as well. I did this so I could be ready for 
international versions and to display markup fragments in their 
original form in pages. I do this on the fly because these are pages in 
a book and they are in a constant state of change the more the user 
uses some of the tools available. Maybe you remember when I mentioned 
getting beyond burn-out a few months back? I wrote these numerical 
based algorithms during that time. I have since come out of that 
burnt-out state, thank goodness.

Speed has always been an issue while implementing a satisfying user 
experience. Most of this conversion stuff looks instantaneous to the 
user, thanks Rev. So I'm convinced that you can build a conversion 
function that uses escape-sequences in combination with selected fonts 
that will work so fast that it will work for you too. I won't know for 
sure until I try other languages myself.

Best wishes,

Mark



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