Wildcard expressions and unicode ???

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 12:27:46 EDT 2010

  On 06/04/2010 14:57, Peter Brigham MD wrote:
> Try this? Untested but should work. (The untested part is the first 
> handler -- the offsets() function I have been using for years.)
> on mouseup
>    set the useUnicode to true
>    put numtochar(57888) into targetChar
>    put the unicodetext of fld "FIRST" into uText
>    put offsets(targetChar,uText) into offsetList
>    if offsetList = 0 then exit mouseup
>    repeat for each item i in offsetList
>       put char i+1 of uText & targetChar into \
>                  char i to i+1 of uText
>    end repeat
>    set the unicodetext of fld "FIRST" to uText
> end mouseup
> function offsets str,cntr
>    -- returns a comma-delimited list
>    -- of all the offsets of str in cntr
>    if str is not in cntr then return 0
>    put "" into offsetList
>    put 0 into startPoint
>    repeat
>       put offset(str,cntr,startPoint) into thisOffset
>       if thisOffset = 0 then exit repeat
>       add thisOffset to startPoint
>       put startPoint & comma after offsetList
>    end repeat
>    delete last char of offsetList
>    return offsetList
> end offsets
Unfortunately does not work, but

in my fld "FIRST", which initially contains 4 unicode chars, outputs 2 
unicode chars.

Probably something to do with the fact that those are 4 double-byte chars.

This is where "Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits"; the 
antic being the problem
with double-byte characters:

"Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp,
Allowing him a breath, a little scene,
To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks,"

and mysen fair forjeskit . . .  :(  an blackafrontit tae!  whit a scunner.

I was monarchizin a bit, so pleased with my unicode "exchange" script, but
the antic (as usual) scoffed most effectively at my self-assumed pomp.

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