persistent Unicode problems

Toma Tasovac ttasovac at Princeton.EDU
Thu May 29 16:26:01 EDT 2003

Dear Jan,

many thanks for your email and your help.  Here's what happens:

put uniencode (url "file:translations.txt","utf8") into tTranslations
split tTranslations with cr and tab
answer the keys of tTranslations

-- this gives me the same empty boxes and numbers instead of Cyrillic 
words.  What does this mean?  

And yes, I am storing the array this way:

set the customProperties[cTranslations] of this stack to tTranslations

I've spent a lot of time looking at my code, and I really can't find 
anything wrong with it.

All best,

On Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 04:08  PM, Jan Schenkel wrote:
> Hi Toma,
> Have you checked the status of the array after the
> split? What do you get for :
>   answer the keys of tTranslations
> And how do you store it ? I gues you are using :
>   set the customProperties["uTranslations"] to \
>       tTranslations
> Jan Schenkel.

Original post:

> I am doing a simple thing: reading a utf8 encoded file into a 
> variable, turning the variable into an array by splitting it with cr 
> and tab, then setting the custom property set of the stack to the 
> array.  All quite straight forward.
> However:
> 1) when I look up the custom properties -- in my case, cTranslations 
> -- in the inspector, I get garbled text consisting mostly of empty 
> squares and numbers.
> 2) when I try to use the custom properties with the following code:
> put the clickText into tClickedWord
> -- the text which is being clicked on in a field was imported from a 
> utf8 encoded file
> put the cTranslations[tClickedWord] of this tack into fld 
> "translationDisplay"
> nothing happens,
> 3) when I try to use the message box with the following code:
> put the cTranslations[зима] of this stack
> (I don't know if this will come out right on everybody's email 
> clients, but the bracketed word is in Cyrillic) -- after I hit return, 
> the Cyrillic word gets turned into squares and numbers, and I get the 
> message:
> Script compile error:
> Error description: Commands: missing ','

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