LiveCode 7 codepoint question

Dar Scott dsc at
Fri Apr 18 23:47:12 CEST 2014

Here is my experiment to look at characters that are multiple codepoints in Japanese.  (This experiment is limited to Katakana.)

(I don’t know Japanese, so I apologize for anything goofy.)

This shows the two-codepoint versions of ド as one character.

On my OS X system, the latter two did not render as one character in the message box, though.  I might be doing something wrong.  When I pasted the output string into mail, one of those combined but the second didn’t—maybe it is intended for use with half-width Katakana.  

The output is this:

ト	ド	ド	1	ド	1


on mouseUp
   put numToCodepoint( 0x30C8 ) into kto
   put numToCodepoint( 0x30C9 ) into kdo
   put numToCodepoint( 0x3099 ) into kVoiceMark
   put numToCodepoint( 0xFF9E ) into kHalfVoiceMark
   put kto & kVoiceMark into kdoAlt1
   put length(kdoAlt1) into kdoAlt1N
   put kto & kHalfVoiceMark into kdoAlt2
   put length(kdoAlt2) into kdoAlt2N
   put kto & tab & kdo & tab & kdoAlt1 & tab & kdoAlt1N & tab & kdoAlt2 & tab & kdoAlt2N
end mouseUp

On Apr 18, 2014, at 2:59 PM, Kenji Kojima <index at> wrote:

> What is the actual single unicode character which is composed of two or more code points?
> I could not find it in Japanese characters. I could use same “char” and “code point” in Japanese. 
> Are there it in other languages?
> There is a comment of “codepoint" on the dictionary. 
> "A codepoint is an integer identifier associted witha a Unicode character. 
> A single character is composed of one or more code points.”
> Thanks,
> --
> Kenji Kojima / 小島健治
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