[Openmcl-devel] Unicode Composition

R. Matthew Emerson rme at clozure.com
Tue Dec 18 07:13:15 PST 2012

On Dec 18, 2012, at 9:33 AM, Martial B <martialhb at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would like to know if there is a plan to build a Unicode NFC Clozure CL. Is it useful for you? I am dealing with french and vietnamese characters and not being able to get a char/codepoint (but instead an array of bytes for each char-unit and its diacritic elements) annoys me a bit (I am new to ccl switching from sbcl). I will try to normalize strings with an external-call with something like icu4c but I'd be glad to know if there's move in this direction in the future.

There's an internal function ccl::precompose-simple-string that might help you.  It might be worth creating a ticket requesting exported functions to produce the various Unicode normalization forms.

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