LC9 and Windows Unicode bug?

Paul Dupuis paul at researchware.com
Wed May 30 07:59:37 EDT 2018


Brian,

Thank you for confirming the bug ... and a super thank you for the work
around! It is brilliant.

On 5/29/2018 8:04 PM, Brian Milby via use-livecode wrote:
> I'm seeing the same results Mac Sierra / Win 10.  But, you can open the
> file as binary.
>
> ...
> open file theFile for binary read
> ...
>
> Function Readln FILE_NAME
>    Read from file FILE_NAME until Return
>    Delete last char of it
>    Return textDecode(it,"UTF-8")
> End Readln
>
> Function Readbk FILE_NAME
>    Read from file FILE_NAME until numToChar(1)
>    Delete last char of it
>    Return textDecode(it,"UTF-8")
> End Readbk
>
> When I change to reading the file as binary, then I get the same (as far as
> I can tell) results left/right fields.
>
> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 4:35 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> I have found a bug in LC9.0.0 under Windows 8.1 that does not appear
>> under OSX (Mavericks).
>>
>> When reading a UTF-8 file via Open File, Read From File, Close File (vs
>> say a Put URL ...into tVar; put textDecode(tVar,"UTF-8") into ...) I am
>> seeing a problem decoding Traditional Chinese and Japanese characters.
>>
>> The bug report below has a ZIP file with a test stack and a UTF-8 file
>> to show the problem
>>
>> https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=21316
>>
>> Can any one on this list with a Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 system and
>> LC9.0.0 (stable) spare a few minutes and verify this bug for me?
>>
>> Thank you in advance.
>>
>>
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