Subject: Re: [xsl] recognize character entities|
From: "andrew welch" <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 09:43:30 +0100
> strange is that the matches() regex allows only decimal values as > range 592 represents here hex 0250
The regex syntax doesn't allow any numeric references in decimal or hex. You have to use a character. However before being passed to XPath, teh attribute is parsed by an XML parser so you can use any XML syntax for that character, named entity references (as defined in a dtd) teh character in the file's encoding, decimal character references (as you have) or hex character references, which would use the & # x 0 2 5 0 ; syntax.
match="*[matches(substing(text(), 1, 1), '[ɐ-𘚟]')]">
It's probably simpler to just restrict the regex to the first character, rather than use substring:
Sorry I've joined this thread late, but if you want to check if a character is within a certain range there's always string-to-codepoints() .... it may well be faster.