How to remove emoji's from unicode string

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 22:34:51 CET 2019


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On 13.01.19 22:17, Stephen MacLean via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> The recent conversations on using offset() with Unicode strings was very enlightening, thanks to all that took part!.
>
> I have data stored in UTF8mb4. I use textDecode after loading it from the DB to put it into a format that LC understands. I then use offset() to find certain tags, text, etc. to work with. However, if there are emoji in that string, the offset() function hard crashes with a out of range error.
>
> Due to the troubles offset(), I’m looking for a way to remove the emojis before I have to use the offset function.
>
> Short of compiling a list of emoji and the decimal equivalent, does anyone have a way to do this in LC?
>
> My offset code has been rock solid, except for these rare instances were there are emoji in the text and I am not really looking to change it if I don’t have to, preferring to just remove the emoji if possible.
>
> TIA,
>
> Steve MacLean
>
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