Lying in the bath, but telling the truth.

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Wed Jun 15 12:33:21 EDT 2016

> On Jun 15, 2016, at 10:27 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at> wrote:
> So, obviously, I will have to set a "bot" to trawl its way through my code
> and replace every incidence of *numToChar* to *numToCodePoint*, and
> replace the surrogate pairs in the upcoming *Grantha* interface
> with "standard" Unicode addresses. The first of which should (?) be relatively
> simple if the global search-N-replace behaves itself, the second will be a
> bother, but nothing insurmountable.
> Anyway; to cut a short story long, as is my wont: to *set the useUnicode to true*:
> what is unclear from the Livecode 7.x documentation is if this is now redundant
> or not.

It’s no longer needed, as it only ever applied to how numToChar and charToNum worked. Here’s a note from the tail-end of the dictionary entry in LC 8:

Deprecated:In LiveCode 7.0 the language was changed to handle unicode transparently. This means that language functionality which previously aided unicode text manipulation is no longer required. This property should not be used in new code, as it only affects the behaviour of numToChar and charToNum, which are themselves deprecated.

Devin Asay
Office of Digital Humanities
Brigham Young University

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