On Jun 25, 2009, at 14:29, Ad Ad wrote:

> Hi,
> I am retrieving a string from a txt file.
> The file contains some utf8 characters.
>
> I am comparing these characters against a default string.
>
> The problem is that some of the characters are not stored in a default
> format.
>
> For example:
> A is stored as ´╝>
> Naturally when I compare the character it fails.
> Strangely when I unpacked the character it appears as 65313 which is  he
> correct utf8 number for A.
>
> Any way around this?

Well, ´╝is "Fullwidth Latin Capital Letter A" from the "Hiragana and  
Katakana" category (Unicode FF21) whereas A is "Latin Capital Letter  
A" from the "Latin" category (Unicode 0041).

I don't know of a way to translate between the two categories, but