Translating escape sequence

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Wed Mar 15 02:15:52 EDT 2017

On 3/14/17 11:58 PM, Phil Davis via use-livecode wrote:
> Maybe right after you import the JSON data, preprocess it with something
> like this:
> set the lineDelimiter to "\u"
> repeat for each line tLine in tJsonData
>     put numToCodePoint("0x" & char 1 to 4 of tLine) & char 5 to -1 of
> tLine after tNewData
> end repeat
> put tNewData into tJsonData
> Then go on your merry way. Would that work?

Alas, no. I did something similar earlier this evening. If you replace 
the escaped sequences before running it through jsonToArray, the 
function throws [an error and gives] up. If you run jsonToArray first, 
there are no escapes to process, they are all converted to garbage by then.

But Monte has a fix in the pipes. I think he's been lurking here and 
fixing bugs before I can report them. He just wants us to think he's 

I beat him to the bug in jsonImport though.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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