Livecode mobile: accented chars and umlauts on iPhone

BNig niggemann at
Fri Nov 26 20:20:05 EST 2010

Hi Harald,

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

Yeah, it feels a lot better than german-chinese :)

>You are referring to prerelease version 15. The last one I got was 14,

I bought into the mobile option just like anybody else who is using it. It
did say prerelease 14 on the zip but on the mobile plug-in at the bottom
right it says 4.0.0-prerelease-15 (2010-11-12).
The version I used before was 10, then I forgot to check in my account the
appropriate checkbox to stay informed and Heather sent me the link as the
current version when I asked her.
I dont know of any differences.

Herzliche Grüße / Kind regards


Harald Müller wrote:
> 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.
> 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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