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by DFH
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Suggestion: Provide Unicode to Perl Escape Codes filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Suggestion: Provide Unicode to Perl Escape Codes filter

As I use PCRE Perl Escape codes in a lot of my replace lists for TextPipe, I think I know what I'm talking about. 8) Also, btw, most ASCII characters never need to be converted to Perl Escape Codes for use in replace lists. Those should also be excluded if you do implement the suggestion as an inter...
by DFH
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Suggestion: Provide Unicode to Perl Escape Codes filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Suggestion: Provide Unicode to Perl Escape Codes filter

Dear Simon, The outputs are not proper Perl Escape codes that would be recognised by a PCRE replace filter. For codepoints beyond \xFF the should be {braces} around each character code! e.g. ðñòóôõö÷øùúûüýþÿ ĀāĂ㥹ĆćĈĉĊċČčĎď 𐀀𐀁𐀂𐀃𐀄𐀅𐀆𐀇𐀈𐀉𐀊𐀋𐀌𐀍𐀎𐀏 should convert to \xF0\xF1\xF2\xF3\xF4\xF5\xF6\xF7\xF8\xF9...
by DFH
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Suggestion: Provide Unicode to Perl Escape Codes filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Suggestion: Provide Unicode to Perl Escape Codes filter

No - that makes no sense to me! Perl Escape Codes for Unicode characters have a variable number of bytes, depending upon how each character is represented in UTF-8 . Squishing everything to 2 bytes would not work for their use in external character replacement list files (such as tab delimited), as ...
by DFH
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Suggestion: Provide Unicode to Perl Escape Codes filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Suggestion: Provide Unicode to Perl Escape Codes filter

Hi Simon, For codepoints 00-FF (in the ANSI range), the leading 00 should be omitted, e.g. \x{00A0} becomes simply \x{A0} because these are single byte characters. Many UTF-8 byte codes are more than 2 bytes! e.g. タ is \xEF\xBE\x80 And beyond the BMP , each Unicode character requires 4 bytes. So yes...
by DFH
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Suggestion: Provide Unicode to Perl Escape Codes filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Suggestion: Provide Unicode to Perl Escape Codes filter

Hi Simon, A filter list would be somewhat unwieldy ! It would need to have 143859 entries - one for each named character in Unicode 13.0 . Given that the outputs are eminently calculable, it would be simpler (and surely much less effort) to design two suitable internal filters. And using formulae fo...
by DFH
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text
Replies: 15
Views: 9337

Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Was it indeed fixed in version 11.6 ?
by DFH
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Suggestion: Add left/right margin using external file or internal table
Replies: 4
Views: 3970

Re: Suggestion: Add left/right margin using external file or internal table

Hi Simon,

The illustrative example was highly specific yet I feel sure that the same concept could be very useful in other contexts.

David
by DFH
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: What's new? still displays TextPipe v11.6
Replies: 1
Views: 1764

What's new? still displays TextPipe v11.6

I just downloaded TextPipe v11.7

Then I clicked the link to http://www.datamystic.com/textpipe/whatsnew.html
only to discover that it still shows only what's new in v11.6

This needs to be fixed.

David
by DFH
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Word documents to text / RTF
Replies: 2
Views: 1813

Re: Word documents to text / RTF

NB. The Help page for the Input filter needs to be updated to include "OpenOffice ODS, ODT, ODP" files. If you can process within ZIP files, it's also worth asking if TextPipe could be enhanced to process within .7z files? See https://www.7-zip.org/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7-Zip and many o...
by DFH
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Word documents to text / RTF
Replies: 2
Views: 1813

Word documents to text / RTF

The help for these two filters refers to .DOC files only, and not to .DOCX files. Word documents to RTF Word documents to text Yet the help for Input filter includes: Process inside compressed files (ZIP, DOCX, XLSX and PPTX) This option allows TextPipe to process the compressed files inside a .ZIP,...
by DFH
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Broken ribbon menu starting from 11.5
Replies: 5
Views: 2010

Re: Broken ribbon menu starting from 11.5

My current workaround is to keep the ribbon minimised.

That seems to work satisfactorily and hides the annoyance caused by seeing a blank ribbon.

What we need to know is whether the issue is unique to Windows 7 or also happens in Windows 10 & Windows 8.2?

David
by DFH
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Broken ribbon menu starting from 11.5
Replies: 5
Views: 2010

Re: Broken ribbon menu starting from 11.5

Simon replied on 2020-05-11 as follows: Sorry, Windows 7 is EOL. Happy to investigate if it happens under Windows 10. My reply to that was: I’m quite aware that Win7 is EOL. With the lockdown continuing, it may be some time before I buy a new PC. My Toshiba laptop is 10 years old. It’s not worth try...
by DFH
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: TextPipe Tips and Tricks, Questions and Support
Topic: Broken ribbon menu starting from 11.5
Replies: 5
Views: 2010

Re: Broken ribbon menu starting from 11.5

I reported this by email to Simon on 2020-05-08. Hi Simon, Today whenever I first launch TextPipe, the ribbon at first displays blank. See https://www.dropbox.com/s/oindrpg9g0rjuw6/Screenshot%202020-05-08%2012.02.46.png?dl=0 If I resize the Window (or switch apps & back), it returns to normal. Not s...