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01-26-2006, 10:34 AM
I am trying to write a conversion program using charCodeAt and fromCharCode but can't understand why the numbers are bigger than 256:
alert("ž".charCodeAt(0)); ===> gives 382
alert("”".charCodeAt(0)); ===> gives 8221
Is there anything that I must set to make this be under 256
01-26-2006, 10:39 AM
The numbers are bigger than 256 because the Unicode code points for those characters are above 256.
01-26-2006, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the quick response.
I am just wondering why in VB this works out to be:
01-26-2006, 11:24 AM
Because those are the mappings for the Windows-1252 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows-1252) code page (http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/sbcs/1252.mspx). But browsers use Unicode internally, and also the ECMAScript standard specify Unicode as the the character set used.
02-14-2006, 06:40 AM
Thanks for all the tips. I have bypassed the problem by mapping it with the standard character set.
Thanking you in advance!
02-14-2006, 11:00 AM
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