outputting unicode text fields to unicode text files
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 12:23:47 EDT 2012
On 03/17/2012 05:54 PM, rand valentine wrote:
> Hi, all. I'm stymied in my efforts to save a field of Unicode text to a text
> file. I'm working with Windows (7) and the latest version of Livecode.
> The field has Unicode text in it which which I can readily copy and paste
> into Word and Wordpad and preserve all of the Unicode characters. But if I
> try to save it to a binfile I simply cannot get the correct text.
> If I code
> put the unicodeText of fld "x" into url theFile
> it seems to not recognize that the fld is already Unicode text, and outputs
> each character with a space after it as if it has tried to create Unicode
> text from simple text. So the file is garbage.
> But if I code
> put fld "x" into url theFile
> I also don't get the Unicode characters rendering correctly in a textfile.
> What alternative is there to output this Unicode text to a Unicode text
> file? Thanks.
> rand valentine
> university of wisconsin-madison
Outputting (Save) as RTF text is rather a good way to go.
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