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[Bug] copyToClipboard doesn't work with non-ASCII characters
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Description

When using copyToClipboard to copy a string that contains non-ASCII characters, the copied text doesn't match the actual string.

For example:
copyToClipboard "привет! 元気" gives:
привет! 元気
when pasted using ctrl+V.

However, if copyFromClipboard is used to paste the code, it works correctly.

I'm not sure if this helps, but converting the string to array (toArray) works and can be used as a workaround to copy the text (although it is encoded in UTF-16, and needs to be decoded using an external program):

_chars = ["0","1","2","3","4","5","6","7","8","9","a","b","c","d","e","f"];
_fnc_getHex =
{
    _code = "\u";
    for "_i" from 3 to 0 step -1 do {
        _quo = floor(_this/16^_i);
        
        _code = _code + _chars#_quo;
        
        _this = _this - _quo*16^_i;
    };
    _code
};

copyToClipboard (toArray "привет" apply {_x call _fnc_getHex} joinString "")

Details

Severity
Minor
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
Always
Operating System
Windows 7
Category
General

Event Timeline

Leopard20 created this task.Oct 4 2020, 8:43 PM
Leopard20 updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 4 2020, 8:47 PM
BIS_fnc_KK changed the task status from New to Assigned.
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Leopard20 renamed this task from [Bug] copyToClipboard doesn't work with non-latin characters to [Bug] copyToClipboard doesn't work with non-ASCII characters.Oct 7 2020, 2:11 PM
Leopard20 updated the task description. (Show Details)
R3vo added a subscriber: R3vo.EditedMon, Nov 16, 9:32 AM

Fixed with

forceUnicode 0; copyToClipboard "привет! 元気";
LouMontana closed this task as Resolved.Mon, Nov 16, 9:43 AM