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- Subject: Re: The Lua utf8 library (Was: Issues: Character 160 ...)
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:37:01 +0200
On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 3:10 PM, Hisham <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ultimately, the problem is: you would expect utf8.match("name:
> %a*%d+", "name: Hélène123") to work, but that doesn't seem feasible to
> do without adding Unicode knowledge.
Which is a _heavy_ task, given the number of human scripts in common use!
By the way, always been curious how non-English Lua people cope with
the existing limitations of Lua patterns?
Assume 'ASCII' punctuation and work around that?