Converting from unicode to ASCII

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Sep 24 13:09:49 EDT 2020


That's what I was hoping for when I started this thread, and it was 
suggested (without the ID) a while back, but then I'd need another lookup 
table. Probably one for each language.

My original goal was to get the canonical version directly from LC somehow.
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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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On September 24, 2020 11:56:09 AM Alex Tweedly via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> You could even decide that, rather than strip out non-ascii characters,
> you would convert (reduce?) each one to a canonical equivalent (where
> there is one), and hence instead of
>
> l’Académie française    --->  lAcadmiefranaise_1234.livecode
>
> it would become
>
> l’Académie française    --->  lAcademiefrancaise_1234.livecode
>
> Marginally more readable, and much more typeable :-)
>
> Alex.
>
>
>
> On 24/09/2020 17:26, Dave Cragg via use-livecode wrote:
>>
>> That's what I was thinking. So the filename for " l’Académie française" 
>> might becomes something like  lAcadmiefranaise_1234.livecode. Kind of 
>> readable, but guaranteed unique. (And also allows identifying the database 
>> record from the filename if that is needed.)
>>
>> (Apologies if this appears twice.)
>>
>>> I'm pretty sure each record has an ID. This would be for ensuring unique 
>>> file names, right?
>>>
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>>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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>>> On September 24, 2020 2:00:50 AM Dave Cragg via use-livecode 
>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> 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 lists.runrev.com> 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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