stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at
Thu Feb 25 19:43:07 EST 2016

Ah, one more thing...I'm sure we've been here before on this forum but I've
been away from LC for a while.

The 'unicode crapola' issue seems to show up in text files imported from
Filemaker. These text files look fine in Textmate, but I always see this
distortion when imported into a livecode field. I see this in my own stack
creations and modTableField as well.

I think the major problem is the 'fancier' versions of the Quote characters
and the apostrophe, although there might be other characters.
I guess I have to "filter" the input.

Is there a function that 'simplify' or 'stupify' the text to look right in
LC? Or do I have to search and replace 'certain' ones to fix the problem.
Sorry if this has been covered a multitude of times... I have to re-import
the text back into Filemaker at some point so it has to work round-trip.



On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 4:06 PM, stephen barncard <
stephenREVOLUTION2 at> wrote:

> I'm exporting data out of Filemaker because I'm doing a tape archive and
> need to do things like a multiple non-contiguous search of all records from
> a dialog box and FM won't do that. I also need to clean up some Unicode
> crapola that didn't get translated.

Stephen Barncard - Sebastopol Ca. USA -

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