Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
There's more than one way to do things

Re^3: length() miscounting UTF8 characters?

by farang (Chaplain)
on Apr 28, 2014 at 20:51 UTC ( #1084195=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: length() miscounting UTF8 characters?
in thread length() miscounting UTF8 characters?

Well, all perl builtins work at the codepoint level, including length. Depending on your definition of "character", that might or might not be what the OP wants.
Sure, I'm just saying that bugs or unexpected results can occur if care is not taken. As amon pointed out, the same visual representation of a character with a diacritical might have either one or two codepoints.
#!/usr/bin/env perl use v5.14; use warnings; use utf8; binmode STDOUT, 'utf8'; my $o_umlaut1 = "\x{F6}"; my $o_umlaut2 = "\x{6F}\x{308}"; my $string1 = "" . $o_umlaut1; my $string2 = "" . $o_umlaut2; say "length of $string1 is ", length($string1); say "length of $string2 is ", length($string2);
length of  is 3
length of ö is 4

I'll play around with your module. Thai is somewhat unique in that the first combining character may be another alphabetic character, so counting extended graphemes does not necessarily give the correct count of alphabetic characters.

Comment on Re^3: length() miscounting UTF8 characters?
Download Code

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1084195]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (3)
As of 2015-11-28 03:21 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?

    Results (737 votes), past polls