Re: Problems with jsonToArray and special chars like: æøå

panagiotis merakos merakosp at
Wed Jun 6 08:37:55 EDT 2018

Hi Tore,

Sorry, the line:

put "file:" & specialFolderPath("resources")& "/Kommunedata.txt" into tFile

should be:

put url ("file:" & specialFolderPath("resources")& "/Kommunedata.txt") into

Does it work now?

>>>>>although I am certain I should use textDecode when importing text to
Yes, this is correct. But I think in that case you want to export text from
LC into the outside world (e.g. to the mergJSON external), so the text has
to be utf8-encoded

If this does not work, could you file a bug with a sample stack and the
json file so as we investigate further


On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 1:06 PM, Tore Nilsen via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Hi Panos.
> This does not work, and it is somewhat similar to what I tried initially,
> although I am certain I should use textDecode when importing text to
> LiveCode, as per the Dictionary. Also note that tFile only holds the url to
> the file containing the JSON, and your suggestion only encodes the file
> path. The strange thing is that the text I try to import was encoded as
> “UTF-8” when it was initially exported from LiveCode. It shows up all right
> in all other applications that can read .txt files.
> When I do only a single run of text decoding, no array is created. When I
> do a double decoding, the array is created, but the chars in question does
> not show up in the keys of the array. Another thing that puzzles me is that
> som values, like -0.2 or -0.4 will show up with som additional zeros in the
> JSON-text. When I add a space between the minus operator and the number, it
> is displayed correctly.
> I am still at odd with what may be the cause of this.
> Regards Tore
> > 6. jun. 2018 kl. 13:40 skrev panagiotis merakos via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at>:
> >
> > on preOpenStack
> >  put empty into kommuneArray
> >  put "file:" & specialFolderPath("resources")& "/Kommunedata.txt" into
> > tFile
> >  put textEncode(tFile,"UTF-8") into tData
> >  put jsonToArray(tData) into kommuneArray
> > end preOpenStack
> >
> > Best,
> > Panos
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