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Re: UTF8 string storage and retrieval in XML

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: UTF8 string storage and retrieval in XML
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:36:45 +0000

I should have said:
 guile --version
Guile 1.8.8


On Mon, 2016-02-01 at 15:05 +0000, Richard Shann wrote:
> Can anyone explain what is going on when you try to store strings with
> non-ASCII characters? Here is an example:
> guile> (define another-data "Čć")           
> guile> another-data
> "�\x8c�\x87"
> guile> (display another-data)
> Čćguile> 
> I would expect evaluating another-data to give "Čć" not 
> "�\x8c�\x87" (what is that?)...
> My problem comes with storing an association list with the second
> element a string with a non-ASCII character in it. I'm storing the alist
> as a string with
> (format #f "'~s" myalist)
> but when I try to store this string on disk using XML it barfs on
> reloading.
> Richard Shann

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