UTF8 on LC server

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Thu May 31 21:03:20 EDT 2018


oops, dyslexic typo on my part, sorry about that.

On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 6:33 PM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

>
>
> On 01/06/2018 01:17, Mike Bonner via use-livecode wrote:
>
>> on-rev host is 7.0.1  you can get it with version()
>>
> Hmmm - I get 7.1.0 (on sage).
>
> And that might just be the problem with Unicode handling .... I think it
> improved in LC v 8 upwards,  but that's an area I know nothing about.
>
> You can, I believe, ask on-rev support to upgrade you to a modern version
> for each domain (or install your own copy of LC Server.
>
> I've been tempted to submit an on-rev *bug* report that they are still
> using an obsolete, no-longer-supported version of LC Server. I really don't
> understand why they don't upgrade the default to at least 8.x STABLE.
> Perhaps preferably 9.x STABLE - if they really believe 9.x has a STABLE
> release.
>
>
> -- Alex.
>
> On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 6:14 PM, Tim Selander via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Kee and Alex,
>>>
>>> The original documents I'm working with are UTF8, so that's that I've
>>> been
>>> using. So converting them to UTF16 is recommended? I'll try that.
>>>
>>> Alex, desktop is version 8 something, and the server is the one installed
>>> on the on-rev host; can't remember what the key in $_Server for than info
>>> is, and Googling failed me this time...
>>>
>>> Tim Selander
>>>
>>> On 2018/06/01 8:55, kee nethery via use-livecode wrote:
>>>
>>> I’m assuming you are using “unicode” (aka UTF-16) and not UTF8 to do all
>>>> your transforming of the data?
>>>> Kee
>>>>
>>>> On May 31, 2018, at 4:46 PM, Tim Selander via use-livecode <
>>>>
>>>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks, Kee.
>>>>>
>>>>> Actually, I had found the reference to codepoint in the dictionary and
>>>>> tried it. But it seems to work the same as character -- breaking
>>>>> kanji. My
>>>>> test code is "put codepoint 500 to 550 of variable1" and the webpage
>>>>> shows:
>>>>> �。こうして夕があり、朝があった。�  The beginning and ending kanji got split in half.
>>>>> Identical results to "put char 500 to 550."
>>>>>
>>>>> Tim Selander
>>>>>
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