curlyquotes, character sets, livecode, and english

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Mon May 27 14:06:31 EDT 2013


I think you said that this all works fine in SQLite.  If so, that suggests
this is not a Livecode issue.  Searching round the web, it's clear that
PostgreSQL does support UTF-8 and many other encodings.  What is the error
you get from postgesql?

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>


On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM, Dar Scott <dsc at swcp.com> wrote:
> >
> > On May 27, 2013, at 8:24 AM, Dr. Hawkins wrote:
> > > That brings back the two word character problem, and then some . . .
> >
> > It reminds me of packing file names in CPM.
>
>
> 7 Characters to the 36 bit word on a PDP-10.
>
> > Back to you problem.  Is that solved?
>
> Merely hacked for the moment--but in an untenable way.
>
> > I would be inclined to use the unicodeText property put take text out of
> a field and to set it.
> >Then, use uniEncode and uniDecode to convert that to and from UTF8.
>  That's assuming
> >UTF8 is right for your db and other needs.
>
> Can that figure out where something "came from"?  Or am I still stuck
> with "not an idiot at the keyboard?"
>
> My prospective issue is cutting & pasting from anything that showed up
> on the user screen.
>
> I think I'm safe to assume that anything typed in from the present
> machine can be used.
>
> I have to deal with, though, someone typing on windows and then
> pulling it out on a Mac or iPad (or linux, or android . . .), and vice
> versa.
>
> Can I simply set livecode to be UTF8 in its fields?  Or do I need to
> double encode/decode on every save of text?
>
> I'd like to stay with just UTF8, if possible, since I can't stay at 7
> bit ascii and write "Peña" . . . but I need to have it appear the same
> on all systems.
>
> Turning UTF8 to pdf will probably give me better results than an
> operating-system set, too.
>
> > However, there have "recently" been some enhancements that might make
> some other
> >methods better.  Others, would probably have a better notion than I on
> using those.
>
> > However, it might be possible to set up both apps and the db to use some
> other character
> >set, say, Mac OS Roman.
>
> That's going to bite me on Windows, though, I think . .
>
> Thanks
>
>
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>
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