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quoth the Paul Battley:

> > So can I extract an ascii representation of this string? I will admit I
> > don't know the first thing about unicode and I may be totally lost
> > here...
>
> Here's a reliable way to do it with Iconv:
>
> require 'iconv'
> s =3D
> "W\000M\000/\000T\000r\000a\000c\000k\000N\000u\000m\000b\000e\000r\000\0=
00
>\000\003" ic =3D Iconv.new("US-ASCII//IGNORE", "UTF-16LE")
> p (ic.iconv(s+' '))[0..-2] # =3D> "WM/TrackNumber"

Hi Paul,

This seems to be working quite nicely, after playing around for a bit. A fe=
w=20
of my test files were throwing "Iconv::InvalidCharacter" errors on some=20
strings, but when I change the "(s+' ')" to "(s)" it works fine. Then, of=20
course, the strings that originally worked start throwing the error. So, I =
do=20
this:

begin
  textString =3D @ic.iconv(data+' ')[0..-2]
rescue
  textString =3D @ic.iconv(data)[0..-2]
end

Yesir, I am really just mashing code together until I see the results I am=
=20
looking for...

I wonder though, the docs lead me to believe the iconv library is UNIX only=
=2E=20
Is this true? I really need a cross-platform solution, but don't have a win=
32=20
box to try on...

Thanks very much,

> Paul.

=2Dd
=2D-=20
darren kirby :: Part of the problem since 1976 :: http://badcomputer.org
"...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected..."
=2D Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972

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