codePointToNum

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri Mar 31 19:11:15 CEST 2017


However, "(baseConvert: bad destination base)" does not help much.

This mainly because your example was wrong.

I tried this:

put baseConvert(codePointToNum("&"), 10, 16)  because your syntax was 
the wrong way round,

BUT it go "all stuffy" about the codePointToum, so I did this:

put codePointToNum("&") into NUMM
put baseConvert(NUMM, 10, 16)

and got the number.

Richmond.

On 3/31/17 1:33 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
> On 2017-03-31 12:12, Richmond via use-livecode wrote:
>> So, if I do something like this:
>>
>> *put the codePointToNum("§")*
>>
>> I will get the Unicode address of that character as a Decimal number.
>>
>> How can I get it as a Hex number?
>
> Two options - you can use baseConvert:
>
>   put baseConvert(10, 16, codepointToNum("§")
>
> or you can use format:
>
>   put format("%x", codepointToNum("§"))
>
> The latter is much more flexible e.g.:
>
>   put format("\\u{%06x}", codepointToNum("§"))
>
> Gives the codepoint as the escape sequence for JSON strings (for 
> example).
>
> Warmest Regards,
>
> Mark.
>



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