Re: Are there Unicode processors?

From: David Starner <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 15:30:58 -0800

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Costello, Roger L. <> wrote:
> Are there "Unicode processors"?
> That is, are there processors that break up Unicode text into its parts -- here's a character, here's another character, here's still another character, etc. -- and then makes those parts (along with information about each part such as "this part is the Latin Capital Letter T" and "this part is the Latin Small Letter o") available to Unicode applications (such as XML processors) via an API?
> I did a Google search for "Unicode processor" and came up empty so I am guessing the answer is that there are no Unicode processors. Or perhaps they go by a different name? If there are no Unicode processors, why not?

I don't really think I understand what you want. K&R C had this, at
least for the ASCII subset of Unicode; it has arrays of characters and
you can access each character individually. If you want to know if the
third character in your array s is the Latin capital letter T, you
write s[2] == "T". If you want to know if it's a letter, you write
isalpha(s[2]). Naturally speaking, Unicode support is slightly more
complex, but it's still a matter of sequences of characters and
functions to query the properties. It's plain text, it doesn't have
XML's complex hierarchical features.

Kie ekzistas vivo, ekzistas espero.
Received on Mon Jan 07 2013 - 17:34:58 CST

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