Tim Bray wrote:

> I'm trying to figure out how to use [] String or jconv or something
> to figure out the actual code-point values in a Unicode/UTF-8
> string.  For example, how can I write f such that
> 
> f('t') ==> [ 0x74, 0xf6, 0x4e2d ]
> 
> (hex just for clarity of course, I want numbers).

Hex numbers are numbers. :)

To answer your question, you can extract bytes from a string:

#!/usr/bin/ruby

s = "this is a test"

i = 0
while (i < s.size) 
        puts s[i] # emits numbers, not characters
        i += 1
end

Bu I don't think Ruby recognizes characters, Unicode or otherwise. So it may
not be able to interpret a mixture of Unicode and UTF/8 without explicit
code from the programmer.

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