text manipulation with Chinese characters (unicode): guide?

Paul Dupuis paul at researchware.com
Wed Sep 9 08:37:22 EDT 2020

As mentions, Unicode in a field just works (there is a known issue with 
Thai word breaks and another with printing Hindi)

If you want to get Chinese (traditional or simplified) into a field, you 

1)  get the text from a Utf8 ot utf16 text file and textDecode it i.e 
put url ("file:"&filepath) into tContent; put 
textDecode(tContent,"utf8") into fld "someField"
2) get the text from an RTF file, like the above, but set the rtfText of 
the field to the imported rtf data
3) use a 3rd party library, like Wordlib (see the livecode store) to 
read Microsoft Word .docx or Open Office .odt files

On 9/8/2020 11:55 PM, Eric A. Engle via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi!
> I would like to be able to copy and paste into fields and scripts Chinese characters, which are of course unicode and then manipulate the resulting strings.
> Is this possible in livecode? How? Are there any good Recent guides to working with unicode in livecode?
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