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StringRegExp some characters printed out weird

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I made a script to get the source of a site but in the description has characters like — or ” it will print — and â€

ex: hint of shimmer—for

will show: hint of shimmer—for

can anyone point me in the right direction please. Ty in advance.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Your input subject uses UTF-8 encoding. AutoIt strings are UTF-16 (well, almost).

Use the following functions to convert between both encodings:

Func __UTF16toUTF8($sUTF16)
Return(BinaryToString(StringToBinary($sUTF16, 4)))
EndFunc

Func __UTF8toUTF16($sUTF8)
Return(BinaryToString(StringToBinary($sUTF8), 4))
EndFunc

In your particular case:

$text8 = <return from site capture (in UTF-8)>
$text = __UTF8toUTF16($text8)
$res = StringRegExp($text, <pattern>, ...)
Edited by jchd

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hmm never knew about UTF...

thanks alot!

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