Livecode mobile: accented chars and umlauts on iPhone

Harald Müller harald at
Fri Nov 26 19:58:46 EST 2010

Hi Bernd,

many thanks for the script! I didn't try "ANSI" and now it works. Great.

You are referring to prerelease version 15. The last one I got was 14,
are you member of the developer program? Are there any relevant steps
between 14 and 15, you could (and are allowed to) talk about?

Herzliche Grüße,
Harald Müller.

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Am 27.11.2010 um 01:18 schrieb BNig:

> Dear List,
> those of you that live in 'high ASCII' countries with languages that use
> accented characters and umlauts and develop for iOS will notice that
> entering an accented character in a field and then a 'low ASCII" character
> the text will turn to chinese characters. This might not be what you expect.
> Rolf Kocherhans and I ran into this problem and we found a solution that I
> would like to share.
> Apparently Revmobile in its current version prerelease 15 has trouble with
> Unicode and the iOS. 
> The solution is to add a handler to the field:
> ---------------------------
> on rawKeyUp
>   -- works for french, spanish, german and maybe some other languages
>   -- does not work with eastern european languages
>   put uniDecode ((the uniCodeText of me),"ANSI") into me
>   select after me
>   pass rawKeyUp
> end rawKeyUp
> --------------------------
> Please be careful if you want to copy this script into your field script. As
> of Livecode version 4.5 there is a bug that inserts ASCII 202 non breaking
> space into the copied text in the script editor that keeps this from working
> on the iPhone. You either type the script manually or copy it into a text
> editor first, convert it to text only (removing all formatting) and then you
> can paste it into the script editor.
> The above script gives you the text you expect. It is the usual Mac text as
> far as the hight ASCII values are concerned.
> You have to put it into a on rawKeyUp handler since it does not work in on
> keyUp handler because for reasons unknown to me an accented character on the
> iOS does not trigger the keyUp message, only the rawKeyUp message. Took me a
> while to figures that one out.
> Hope this might be of help to the 'hight ASCII' language people. (Unless you
> want to brush up your chinese) :)
> regards
> Bernd
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