Unicode Really Does Just Work in LiveCode

Peter W A Wood peterwawood at gmail.com
Thu May 15 02:01:48 EDT 2014

I've come up with a set of tests to use to compare different languages Unicode capabilities. I call them the "Unicode Out Of The Box Tests". At the moment Apple's Cocoa & Objective-C is the top scorer with 15 out of 15. Livecode scores 12 out of 15.

Despite what the scores seem to tell, the team at RunRev have done a fantastic job. They have made it so easy to handle Unicode. The LiveCode tests were much easier to write, read and understand compared to the Objective-C code. Take a look for yourself at https://github.com/PeterWAWood/UnicodeOutOfTheBoxTests

I would very much like to thank Kenji Kojima for not only sharing a Kanji character that only has a decomposed form on this list but also for the fascinating explanation of the characters existence.


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