working with unicodeFormattedText
dsc at swcp.com
Mon Jun 10 22:45:32 CEST 2013
To put a UTF-8 string into the field...
set the unicodeText of field "unicodeText" to uniEncode(UTF8String,"UTF8")
To get a UTF-8 string from the field...
put uniDecode( the unicodeText of field "Unicode Text", "UTF8" ) into UTF8String
I combined two operations into single lines; I hope that doesn't obscure things.
On Jun 10, 2013, at 2:30 PM, Dr. Hawkins wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM, Dar Scott <dsc at swcp.com> wrote:
>> That sequence is not really invalid UTF-8. NUL-SPACE is valid in a strict
>> sense, just unlikely. However, it does look very much like UTF-16BE.
> It came, at some point, from a mac keyboard, hung around in an openoffice
> spreadsheet, and now I'm cutting & pasting into a field that processes it.
>> You need to convert this to UTF-8 using uniDecode(). The property
>> unicodeFormattedText will give you UTF-16 in native ordering.
> I tried
> put unidecode(fld "newAbrevs", "UTF8") into theData
> and get the same error. similarly for
> put unidecode(fld "newAbrevs") into theData
> (And unicodeFormattedText will insert extra line-ends. If you don't want
>> that, use unicodeText.)
> All I really want to do is stay utf8 from start to finish :)
> And what's in the DB needs to be directly usable by openoffice and the like
> without any pre-processing.
> Is there some way that everything pasted in would automatically be
> converted from the host system character set (mac/windows/linux) to UTF8?
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