unicode in 2.0

Ron rbarber at yhb.att.ne.jp
Sat Apr 5 18:29:02 EST 2003

Hi Toma

I am using Japanese, Chinese and Korean in various formats but not Cyrillic
so I don't know if this will solve your problem or not. The Docs for
uniencode state: uniEncode(stringToEncode[,language]) The language is one of
the following: Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Chinese, SimpleChinese, Japanese,
Korean, ANSI, English, Roman, or Unicode.

so try this: set the unicodetext of fld 1 to uniencode(myCyrillictext,"utf")

it worked in pre-beta to convert Japanese UTF-8 but I don't know about


> From: Toma Tasovac <ttasovac at princeton.edu>
> Reply-To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 19:57:29 +0200
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Subject: unicode in 2.0
> I am still struggling with unicode support in 2.0.  I hope somebody can
> help me out -- and Klaus, please don't tell me you already have an
> example stack for this... :)
> there are two kinds of problems:
> 1) I have an UTF-8 encoded file which contains Cyrillic text. Importing
> it into a custom property and then using it in my stacks didn't work,
> so I checked the file by trying put URL "file:myfile.txt" in the
> message box.  What comes up is definitely not Cyrillic, but garbled
> signs and symbols. Now, my custom property is obviously not going to
> work as I want it to if the file is not read properly as UTF-8, yet
> from the documentation, I don't see how I can make that happen with the
> the put URL command.
> 2) I've tried a different procedure, just for the sake of testing.
> set the unicodeText of fld "test" to url "binfile:myfile.txt"
> What that does to my poor Cyrillic text is -- hold your breath --
> display it as Japanese.  Impressive, but not quite what I'm looking for.
> I can type Cyrillic in fields and copy unicodeText from one field to
> another, but the above two problems are eluding me completely.  I'm
> really agonizing over this, so I'd appreciate any help.
> All best,
> Toma
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