LC Server UT08 Encode Error

Rick Harrison harrison at
Fri Sep 13 18:10:27 EDT 2019

Hi Bob and Dar,

Thanks for getting back to me on this.

After going through the LC list archives,
I came across a helpful tool called
"Unicode Checker” that was originally
suggested by Richmond Mathewson.
(Thanks for that by the way.)

There is a nice little utility inside of it that
allowed me to compare the string from
Pages that I pasted to the the string that
I had cleaned with BBEdit.  The only
differences found was a 000A <control>
and a few 00A0 (NO-BREAK SPACEs).

I suspect it is the control character really
screwing things up. (I don’t know how
it got into the string.)

I am not using the accept-charset attribute
in the <form> statement.  If not specified
it is supposed to use the default which I’m
guessing is UTF-8.  I supposed I could try
a test with the attribute specified to see if 
it makes any difference.



> On Sep 13, 2019, at 5:36 PM, Dar Scott Consulting via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> When you Zap Gremlins, are you removing non-ASCII or converting to ASCII? Maybe you can do the same thing before saving to the db. 
> Codes 0xca 0x59 do form an invalid UTF-8 sequence. They are good letters in both Latin-1 and CP1252, so I'm not getting a hint.
> Wild, wild guess... Are you using an accept-charset attribute in <form>? Maybe fiddling with that will help.

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