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Walter Cruz wrote:
Hi all. I'm using lua package from Debian, (I'm using unstable)

But there's something strange. That little script:

x = "Walter é"
for word in string.gfind(x, "%w+") do


returns :
Walter é
1       Walter

The accented char is losted. I have downloaded lua 5.1 beta and compiled it, but the behaviour is the same.

I don't know what is causing that :(

That's simple. By default, your locale is probably "C", so it doesn't see high Ascii as part of word.

Just put os.setlocale("fra_fra", "ctype") at the start of your code, and it will work.

Note 1: As a French, I used a French locale, but of course, you may want to use another language suited to your needs.

Note 2: testing this on Windows, I used the fra_fra locale, specific to Microsoft, but on Debian and other "sane" systems, you may want to use fr_fr (or es, or pt_br or whatever).

I tried a bit more: fr_fr doesn't work for me, but fr is OK.

Philippe Lhoste
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