From_utf

string-functions from_utf

syntax

  • from_utf(string_dataitem)

definition

from_utf(string_dataitem) results in the conversion from string argument string_dataitem, utf8 encoded, to the basic ASCII character set (first 128 codes).

The last column in the example presents the resulting character for each special character.

description

The from_utf function can be used in string comparisons, for instance to compare addresses in which special characters can be ignored.

applies to

data-item with string value-type

conditions

argument string_dataitem must be utf8 encoded (default).

since version

7.130

example

attribute<string> from_utf (TextDomain) := from_utf(a);
a b c d e f g from_utf
À Á Â Ä Ã Å Æ A
à á â ä ã å æ a
Ç             C
ç             c
È É Ê Ë       E
è é ê ë       e
Ì Í Î Ï       I
ì í î ï ï     i
Ñ             N
ñ             n
Ò Ó Ô Ö Õ Ø Œ O
ò ó ô ö õ ø œ o
Ù Ú Û Ü       U
ù ú û         u
Ý             Y
ý ÿ           y

TextDomain, nr of rows = 16