Converting from unicode to ASCII

Dave Cragg dave.cragg at
Thu Sep 24 02:58:41 EDT 2020


You said earlier you don't have a field in the database for the file name. But does the database table have a unique numerical ID field for each record?  If so, could you strip out the non-ASCII characters and then append the numerical ID to the file name? 

> On 23 Sep 2020, at 20:59, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I'm drifting toward the idea of removing non-ascii characters. That might satisfy all requirements, at least for now. We don't do Sanskrit or Chinese yet. Or alternately I could bite the bullet and convert my build tool to insert metadata into the clickable lists. That isn't terribly difficult, I was just wondering if there was a different way using what we already have.

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