Re: substring()

Subject: Re: substring()
From: "Chuck White" <chuck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 1999 10:12:05 -0700
Mike Kay wrote:

>We had this conversation a few weeks ago (regarding length()). As I learnt
>then, it's all due to the appalling decision to allow non-spacing
>diactricals in Unicode, which makes it quite hard to define what you mean by
>"the first character" in a string.
A stupid question, perhaps, but what's a diactrical? I looked it up in a
couple of online computer-term dictionaries, but couldn't find it.  Thanks

-chuck white

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