Unicode and languages

Paul Dupuis paul at researchware.com
Fri Jun 5 14:01:54 EDT 2020

On 6/5/2020 1:46 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
> On 2020-06-05 18:15, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote:
>> I don't even know if language exists in the IBM Unicode engine as some
>> exportable property a future version of LiveCode could expose.
>> Any clever ideas or thoughts on this problem are welcome.
> Unicode doesn't deal in languages but 'scripts' e.g. English and 
> French are both written in the Latin script, whereas Ukrainian can be 
> written in either the Latin or Cyrillic script.
> LiveCode gives you access to the unicode properties of all codepoints 
> (as held by ICU) via the 'codepointProperty(codepoint, property)' 
> function.
> e.g. codepointProperty("A", "Script") => "Latin"
>      codepointProperty(numToCodepoint(0x03B1), "Script") => "Greek"
> This might at least help to cut out trying to spellcheck things which 
> are definitely not the languages you do have dictionaries for.
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.

Thank you Mark!

That is a least a start as to minimizing the problem for our customers. 
We can make a table of Scripts to Dictionaries and at least prevent 
erroneous spell checking of Chinese with an English Dictionary!

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