Parsers for the UnicodeSet notation?
Steven R. Loomis
srl at icu-project.org
Wed Jul 23 17:31:24 CDT 2014
On 07/23/2014 03:23 PM, Eric Muller wrote:
> I would like to work with the exemplarCharacters data in the CLDR.
> That uses the UnicodeSet notation. Is there somewhere a parser for
> that notation, that would return me just the list of characters in the
> set? Something a bit like the UnicodeSet utility at
> <http://unicode.org/cldr/utility/list-unicodeset.jsp>, but for use in
> I suspect that the exemplarCharacters use a restricted form of the
> UnicodeSet notation (e.g. do not use property values). Is that
> correct, and if so, what's the subset?
> Incidentally, I copy/pasted the punctuation exemplar characters for
> he.xml into the utility, and it reported that the set contains 8,130
> code points, including the ascii letters. Somehow, that seems
> incorrect. What did I do wrong?
UnicodeSet is a class available in ICU4J and ICU4C/C++ and so you can
parse and query using the ICU API. I wrote a little command line utility
badly named "ucd" that is similar to the web page mentioned above.
It is here: http://source.icu-project.org/repos/icu/icuapps/trunk/ucd/
and here is the readme:
let me know what platform you are on and I can send you build instructions.
IBMer but all opinions are mine.
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