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How to calculate the Bytes of multibyte character. [message #325140] Thu, 05 June 2008 02:17 Go to next message
shashank2126
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How to calculate the bytes of a multibyte characters.

For e.g As in Japanese Language there are two types kana and kanji and kana takes just 1 byte and kanji takes 2 bytes so my question is if any of them comes as my data then how will we check that this is a kanji type or kana though I have put a validation of lenght but that is just calculating the length but cant identify that it is of 1 byte or 2 :p byte.
Re: How to calculate the Bytes of multibyte character. [message #325148 is a reply to message #325140] Thu, 05 June 2008 02:55 Go to previous message
Michel Cadot
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Length depends on you character set. Either it fixed length one and so all data are the same length and it easy , either it is *UTF8 family and it is variable.
In anycase you can have the number of bytes using lengthB instead of length.

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