I am working on an application in which I am reading a string of character with Mandarin/Chinese characters and I am not able to find the UNICODE or ASCII value of the mandarin characters.
I have tried using the ASC method for example:
ASC(国王豪华房) But it yields with -1 value.
1) Is there any method available in progress by which I can find the UNICODE values of the mandarin characters because I am thinking of fetching the values of mandarin characters and compare it with the chines character set.
2) what is UNICODE range of mandarin/chinese characters
3) Is there any method available in progress by which I can find the unicode values of a mandarin character passed.
ASC function doesn't work for full strings, only character by character. You have to use something like:
DO k = 1 TO LENGTH('国王豪华房', 'CHARACTER'):
MESSAGE ASC(SUBSTRING('国王豪华房', k, 1, 'CHARACTER').
This function will give you the integer representation of the codepoint in the internal codepage (-cpinternal), so a different value in UTF-8, UCS-2 and Big-5 for example. Using UTF-8, that will give :
So the second character is code point U+738B, which has different representations : www.fileformat.info/.../charset_support.htm
2) and 3)
There are lots of Unicode code points for CJK ; see en.wikipedia.org/.../Plane_(Unicode) and search for CJK.
But if you're looking for a way to verify that a text is written in Chinese, I'm not sure that verifying every single character is a good solution