Converting from unicode to ASCII

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Thu Sep 24 12:14:22 EDT 2020

I'm pretty sure each record has an ID. This would be for ensuring unique 
file names, right?

Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On September 24, 2020 2:00:50 AM Dave Cragg via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> Jacqueline,
> 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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