regular expressions with unicode situation?

From: Ben Dougall (
Date: Tue Apr 22 2003 - 15:38:36 EDT

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    i'm just wondering if anyone can tell me what the general state of play
    is at the moment regarding using regular expressions with unicode?

    i'm not even completely sure if / how the two would fit together
    completely or successfully? i've used regex in php, which was a version
    of posix regex, and found it very useful. i'm now doing stuff on a mac
    - os x (cocoa), and am starting work on an app that will analyses and
    dissect text and am wondering if i can make use of regular expressions.
    i want the app to work equally in all languages / character subsets. if
    regex in general only covers small portions of unicode i don't think
    it'll be so useful.

    any general info regarding regex in conjunction with unicode much
    appreciated. thanks.

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