unidecode broken on Intel Macs?

Klaus Major klaus at major-k.de
Wed Aug 1 10:48:03 EDT 2007

Hi Mark,

> Hi Klaus,
> You are right, but only with regard to languages that can be  
> expressed in single-byte characters. If you are working with double- 
> byte languages, you can't simple unidecode into single-byte  
> characters. Apparently, Rev 1.0 couldn't handle Chinese and Arabic  
> (but I never tried that with version 1.0).

Ah, I see, thanks for the explanation.

Was more like "wishful reading" on my side ;-)

> I am not sure that the addition of the capability to handle double- 
> byte characters automatically implies that unidecode no longer cuts  
> off the second byte of each pair regardless of platform. I did have  
> a Mac file recently, which I had to convert to little endian before  
> unidecoding it on Windows.
> Best regards,
> Mark Schonewille
> --
> Economy-x-Talk Consulting and Software Engineering
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Klaus Major
klaus at major-k.de

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