Converting from unicode to ASCII
paul at researchware.com
Wed Sep 23 10:16:17 EDT 2020
On 9/22/2020 6:48 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> I have a stack with an index. When a user clicks a line, a handler
> uses the clicktext to create a file name which is always the clicktext
> plus the ".livecode" extension. The stack is then downloaded from an
> AWS server and displayed.
> We are now translating some stacks to other languages which require
> unicode text. AWS recommends not using accented characters in file
> names, so we need to translate the clicktext into plain ASCII.
> Is there a good way to do that without using a lookup table or
> metadata? The file names doesn't need to make sense syntactically. For
> l’Académie française -> lAcademiefrancaise.livecode
> ...or similar, whatever works. The user will never see the file name.
You should probably use the same model as LiveCOde uses to match files
names returned from the files(<path>"detailed-utf8") function:
For what your doing, I think that using:
urlEncode(textEncode(<accentedListName>,"utf8")) -> gets <filename>
textDecode(urlDecode(<filename>),"utf8") -> gets <accentedListName>
should be enough.
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