Unicode from Variable?
scott at tactilemedia.com
Tue Nov 25 16:16:13 CST 2008
Thanks for the response Devin, but I'm still unclear how you DO anything
with the data stored in the variable item offsets, line offsets,
comparisons, etc). A kind listmember clued me into the fact that you must
first uniEncode the thing you want to find in the variable, and I have since
found that by uniDecoding the variable I can get at my English/Roman
content. But it seems that doing all the standard variable manipulation
we're used to is much more complex/fragile when dealing with Unicode.
In any event, thanks for the pointers to the stacks. I found several
example stacks around the 'net (including your site), and though each seems
to have some examples that don't work properly, the majority of info is
>> I have an external text file which was saved as UTF-16 that is read
>> into a
>> variable. I am trying to find lineOffsets of various strings in the
>> variable text, but so far I keep getting values of 0 (not found). I
>> tried using "set the useUnicode to true" before reading the variable
>> without) and still get 0.
>> If I first place the text in a field (set the unicodeText of fld xyz
>> to url
>> ("binfile:" & tFile)), I am able to find the offsets.
> I'm not sure what all the implications are of using offset functions
> with unicode text. That's one area I've not experimented with much.
>> So do I need to do anything to the variable text first? Encode?
>> Something else?
> This is how I would do it:
> put url "binfile:myUnicodeFile.utx" into myUniVar
> set the unicodeText of fld "myUniFld" to myUniVar
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