the mouseText and Unicode
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat Jun 18 13:34:47 CDT 2011
On 6/18/11 7:32 AM, Slava Paperno wrote:
> You also said "if you're desperate, delete that extra null byte." That's
> intriguing. I don't care about PPC machines. But I can't find any null bytes
> in my fields. I expected a null byte to be added to each Roman character,
> e.g. 0x00AF. But when I use "put byte N of field X" for the Roman
> characters, I can't find a null byte anywhere. Roman characters seem to be
> represented by one byte in my two-bytes fields. I know this doesn't sound
> right, so I must be missing something.
You aren't missing anything, that's how it works right now. If it's
ascii, it doesn't get that extra byte. We will all be so happy with real
unicode gets implemented.
Here is a shudderingly, terrifyingly ugly hack that seems to work, at
least with the sample text you posted:
get word 2 of the mouseCharChunk
put the unicodeText of me into tOrigText
replace space with "|" in me
set the itemdel to "|"
put the number of items in char 1 to it of me into tWordNum
set the unicodeText of me to tOrigText
put word tWordNum of me && tWordNum
If you don't lock messages, it takes forever. There may be a way to
improve this, but that's the idea.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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