Continued Help with Unicode Text

Dan Friedman dan at
Tue Mar 29 15:55:46 EST 2005

Hello again...

I've been fiddling with this for days now.  If you remember, my goal was to
save unicode text in a single line - while preserving returns.   This is the
only way I could get it to work.  Obviously, this creates a larger file on
disk.  Do you see any problems with this method that will kill me down the
road?  Do you see a better way to do this?

-- save the unicode text from a field to a file

  set the useUnicode to true
  put field 2 into jText --contains single or multi-lingual text
  put 0 into L
  put 1 into charNum
  repeat until charNum > the number of chars in jText
    add 1 to L
    if char charNum of jText = cr then
      put "<cr>" into item L of textToWrite
      add 1 to charNum
      put charToNum(char charNum to charNum+1 of jText) into \
          item L of textToWrite
      add 2 to charNum
    end if
  end repeat
  put textToWrite into url ("file:/Users/aUser/Desktop/jappTest2.txt")

-- read the file and restore the text

  put url ("file:/Users/aUser/Desktop/jappTest2.txt") into tText
  set the useUnicode to true
  repeat for each item tChar in tText
    if tChar = "<cr>" then
      put numToChar(10) after jText
      put numToChar(tChar) after jText
    end if
  end repeat
  set the unicodeText of field 2 to jText

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