RunRev and Arabic?
devin_asay at byu.edu
Tue Jul 20 10:49:56 CDT 2004
The key to using any non-Latin writing system in Rev is understanding
unicode. There doesn't seem to be any shortcut; you just have to dig
into the Rev documentation on unicode and start trying examples.
That being said, here are a couple of 'Aha!' insights that I've made:
1. A reliable way to imbed non-Latin text in a Rev field for
cross-platform deployment is to select the language using your OS's
language input tools. Then save the htmlText of that field; I find it
works well to store it in a custom property. When you need to display
the text with the non-Latin characters, simply set the htmlText of fld
"myFld" to the customPropWithHTMLText of fld "myFld".
2. To reliably display the text of an Arabic (or other non-Latin) web
page, keep in mind that most non-Latin web pages are encoded as UTF-8.
Use the following command to get the contents of the page and display
it properly (I got this from the use-revolution list archives, but
forgot who supplied it. So anonymous thanks to Mr. ?????.):
set the unicodetext of fld "myfld" to uniencode(url
Fast and reliable.
On Jul 19, 2004, at 6:20 PM, Erik Hansen wrote:
> RunRev and Arabic?
> any URLS?
> Erik Hansen
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