Re: regular expressions

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Wed Jan 29 1997 - 15:11:11 EST

We do, but we have not productized it (nor would it be freely available
if we did).

We did have to expand the normal syntax; the direction we chose was to
allow positive or negative matches against unicode character properties
within a character range list. (I think we also considered adding block


unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:
> A couple of questions for any Unix-heads out there...
> 1. Does anyone have a "freely distributable" regular expression parser and/or
> text finding routine with these characteristics:
> A. It eats Unicode text or UTF-8 on input
> B. It uses the typical Unixoid regular expression syntax
> 2. Has anyone given any serious thought to extensions of said Unixoid regular
> expression syntax to handle non-English alphabets used as "ranges" for pattern
> matching?
> Thanks for any info,
> Rick

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