Lying in the bath, but telling the truth.

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 14:10:49 EDT 2016


My main question is whether it will be necessary to delete all the *set 
the useUnicode to true* lines.

Richmond.

On 15.06.2016 20:42, Mark Waddingham wrote:
> On 2016-06-15 19:37, Richmond wrote:
>> This is rather interesting as all my code currently features
>>
>> set the unicodeText of fld "XYZ" to the unicodeText of fld "XYZ" &
>> numToChar(12345)
>>
>> in LC/RR 4.5, to which I should add:
>>
>> 1. That works 100% in LC 4.5
>>
>> 2. I thought that was "the way" in 4.5, so don't entirely understand
>> "the changes introduced around 5.5 are likely to cause you *more*
>> trouble than those introduced with 7.0".
>
> If your code only ever sets 'the unicodeText of field' and not a field 
> chunk, then you should find you won't have to make many changes at 
> all. It was the behavior of character chunks of fields which changed 
> in 5.5 - setting the field's unicodeText property did not.
>
> Indeed, you should find that 'numToChar()' with 'useUnicode == true' 
> and 'the unicodeText of field ...' work exactly the same in 4.5, 5.5 
> and 7+ - modulo any bugs which have been fixed in unicode support 
> since 4.5, that is.
>
> Warmest Regards,
>
> Mark.
>




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