RE: how to make a program/macro that toggles ascii/unicode charac ters

From: Alan Wood (alan.wood@context.co.uk)
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 06:19:42 EDT


I have just found a Perl script that does something similar - it converts
Thai in TIS-620 format into Unicode encoded as UTF-8. Details at:

http://zzzthai.fedu.uec.ac.jp/service/tis2utf8.html

Alan Wood
(Documentation Writer / Web Master)
Context Limited
(Electronic publishers of UK and EU legal and official documents)
mailto:alan.wood@context.co.uk
http://www.context.co.uk/
http://www.alanwood.net/ (Unicode, special characters, pesticide names)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rjan Jenssen [SMTP:orjan.jenssen@fm-fi.stat.no]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 10:19 AM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: how to make a program/macro that toggles ascii/unicode
> characters
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> I'm working in i public office in Finnmark, the northernmost county of
> Norway. Here we regularly use sami/lappish characters like c, s and z, all
> with caron (and a few others). Before (and still), we used a nonstandard
> true type font, resulting in files with ascii-values that make sense only
> when this font is used.
>
> I want to make a program in Visual Basic, or a macro in Word, that can
> change characters both ways. That is, I want to be able to convert old
> files
> so that they look right with NT, and to convert new files written in NT so
> that they look right with this special old font.
>
> I've made a similar program before, which changes ascii-values, ex between
> NS4551 and ansi. This is simply done by the routine
> if asc(sign) = nnn then sign = chr(yyy), and replacing the asciivalue in
> the
> file.
> But this doesn't seem to work with unicode and values outside 255.
>
> Can it be done - and how?
>
> With regards,
> rjan W. Jenssen
> Office of Nature Management,
> The Finnmark County Governor



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