15 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2016 9:45 AM by Loic.Aigon

    "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter

    Loic.Aigon Adobe Community Professional

      Hi all,

       

      Banging my head against walls here. Is there any chance a purely js regular expression would catch any unicode capital letter within a string ?

       

      I wish I could avoid GREP F/C.

       

      Thanks in advance for any hints,

       

      Loic

        • 1. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
          TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Perhaps:

           

          http://www.id-extras.com/uploads/AllUnicodeCapitals.html

           

          :-)

           

          Ariel

           

          PS The editor couldn't take the long string, hence the URL!

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          • 2. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
            pixxxel schubser Level 5

            With Grep you can use

            \p{uppercase_letter}

            or the short form

            \p{Lu}

            But it doesn't seems to work with Javascript.

             

            • 3. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
              Loic.Aigon Adobe Community Professional

              Hi guys,

               

              Thanks a lot @Ariel. I found another solution in the meanwhile but I can't say if your pattern is wider or thinner than this one from stackoverflow:

              javascript - JS : Test if string contains any unicode capital - Stack Overflow

              • 4. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                Loic.Aigon Adobe Community Professional

                Indeed it doesn't which is a shame

                • 5. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                  pixxxel schubser Level 5

                  But you should not work with long long strings.

                   

                  Better use ranges of unicode like this

                  … contents.replace(/[A-Z]/g, replaceWithWhatever);  // is the same as

                  … contents.replace(/[\u0041-\u005A]/g, replaceWithWhatever);

                   

                  … contents.replace(/[A-ZÀ-Ö]/g, replaceWithWhatever); new range added - is the same as

                  … contents.replace(/[\u0041-\u005A\u00C0-\u00D6]/g, replaceWithWhatever);

                   

                  and so on

                   

                  • 6. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                    Loic.Aigon Adobe Community Professional

                    That's good advice. My first priority was to get confidence in getting every single one capital

                    • 7. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                      TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                      I also can't say, but my string includes *everything* that is included in the InDesign posix expression [[:upper:]]
                      Ariel
                      • 8. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                        TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        pixxxel schubser wrote:

                         

                        But you should not work with long long strings.

                         

                        Better use ranges of unicode like this

                        … contents.replace(/[A-Z]/g, replaceWithWhatever); // is the same as

                        … contents.replace(/[\u0041-\u005A]/g, replaceWithWhatever);

                         

                        … contents.replace(/[A-ZÀ-Ö]/g, replaceWithWhatever); new range added - is the same as

                        … contents.replace(/[\u0041-\u005A\u00C0-\u00D6]/g, replaceWithWhatever);

                         

                        and so on

                         

                        Good point. So, here's a function that will convert any string to its shortened form for GREP:

                         

                        function shortenString(s){
                          var r1, r2, a, i;
                          r1 = r2 = s[0];
                          a = [];
                          for (i = 1; i < s.length; i++){
                            if (s[i].charCodeAt() == r2.charCodeAt() + 1){
                              r2 = s[i];
                              if (i != s.length - 1) continue;
                            }
                            if (r1 != r2){
                              a.push(r1 + "-" + r2);
                            }
                            else {
                              a.push(r1);
                            }
                            r1 = r2 = s[i];
                          }
                          return a.join("");
                        }
                        

                         

                        Ariel

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                        • 9. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                          TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                          I've updated the link to include the shortened version as well using the above function:

                           

                          http://www.id-extras.com/uploads/AllUnicodeCapitals.html

                           

                          Ariel

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                          • 10. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                            Loic.Aigon Adobe Community Professional

                            I will use your patter. It's visually easier than using \u…

                            • 11. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                              pixxxel schubser Level 5

                              @Loic.Aigon

                              Sometimes it's hard for me to say in english what I really mean. The priority was: use ranges (and not use unicode).

                               

                              But Ariel understand my advice absolutly correct.

                               

                              • 12. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                                Marc Autret Level 4

                                Hi Loïc,

                                 

                                My two pennies. Here are the patterns I use in IndexMatic's inner code:

                                 

                                {
                                // Ll - Lowercase letter
                                Ll: /[\u0061-\u007A\u00AA\u00B5\u00BA\u00DF-\u00F6\u00F8-\u00FF\u0101\u0103\u0105\u0107\u0109\u010B\u010D\u010F\u0111\u0113\u0115\u0117\u0119\u011B\u011D\u011F\u0121\u0123\u0125\u0127\u0129\u012B\u012D\u012F\u0131\u0133\u0135\u0137\u0138\u013A\u013C\u013E\u0140\u0142\u0144\u0146\u0148\u0149\u014B\u014D\u014F\u0151\u0153\u0155\u0157\u0159\u015B\u015D\u015F\u0161\u0163\u0165\u0167\u0169\u016B\u016D\u016F\u0171\u0173\u0175\u0177\u017A\u017C\u017E-\u0180\u0183\u0185\u0188\u018C\u018D\u0192\u0195\u0199-\u019B\u019E\u01A1\u01A3\u01A5\u01A8\u01AA\u01AB\u01AD\u01B0\u01B4\u01B6\u01B9\u01BA\u01BD-\u01BF\u01C6\u01C9\u01CC\u01CE\u01D0\u01D2\u01D4\u01D6\u01D8\u01DA\u01DC\u01DD\u01DF\u01E1\u01E3\u01E5\u01E7\u01E9\u01EB\u01ED\u01EF\u01F0\u01F3\u01F5\u01F9\u01FB\u01FD\u01FF\u0201\u0203\u0205\u0207\u0209\u020B\u020D\u020F\u0211\u0213\u0215\u0217\u0219\u021B\u021D\u021F\u0221\u0223\u0225\u0227\u0229\u022B\u022D\u022F\u0231\u0233-\u0239\u023C\u023F\u0240\u0242\u0247\u0249\u024B\u024D\u024F-\u0293\u0295-\u02AF\u0371\u0373\u0377\u037B-\u037D\u0390\u03AC-\u03CE\u03D0\u03D1\u03D5-\u03D7\u03D9\u03DB\u03DD\u03DF\u03E1\u03E3\u03E5\u03E7\u03E9\u03EB\u03ED\u03EF-\u03F3\u03F5\u03F8\u03FB\u03FC\u0430-\u045F\u0461\u0463\u0465\u0467\u0469\u046B\u046D\u046F\u0471\u0473\u0475\u0477\u0479\u047B\u047D\u047F\u0481\u048B\u048D\u048F\u0491\u0493\u0495\u0497\u0499\u049B\u049D\u049F\u04A1\u04A3\u04A5\u04A7\u04A9\u04AB\u04AD\u04AF\u04B1\u04B3\u04B5\u04B7\u04B9\u04BB\u04BD\u04BF\u04C2\u04C4\u04C6\u04C8\u04CA\u04CC\u04CE\u04CF\u04D1\u04D3\u04D5\u04D7\u04D9\u04DB\u04DD\u04DF\u04E1\u04E3\u04E5\u04E7\u04E9\u04EB\u04ED\u04EF\u04F1\u04F3\u04F5\u04F7\u04F9\u04FB\u04FD\u04FF\u0501\u0503\u0505\u0507\u0509\u050B\u050D\u050F\u0511\u0513\u0515\u0517\u0519\u051B\u051D\u051F\u0521\u0523\u0525\u0561-\u0587\u1D00-\u1D2B\u1D62-\u1D77\u1D79-\u1D9A\u1E01\u1E03\u1E05\u1E07\u1E09\u1E0B\u1E0D\u1E0F\u1E11\u1E13\u1E15\u1E17\u1E19\u1E1B\u1E1D\u1E1F\u1E21\u1E23\u1E25\u1E27\u1E29\u1E2B\u1E2D\u1E2F\u1E31\u1E33\u1E35\u1E37\u1E39\u1E3B\u1E3D\u1E3F\u1E41\u1E43\u1E45\u1E47\u1E49\u1E4B\u1E4D\u1E4F\u1E51\u1E53\u1E55\u1E57\u1E59\u1E5B\u1E5D\u1E5F\u1E61\u1E63\u1E65\u1E67\u1E69\u1E6B\u1E6D\u1E6F\u1E71\u1E73\u1E75\u1E77\u1E79\u1E7B\u1E7D\u1E7F\u1E81\u1E83\u1E85\u1E87\u1E89\u1E8B\u1E8D\u1E8F\u1E91\u1E93\u1E95-\u1E9D\u1E9F\u1EA1\u1EA3\u1EA5\u1EA7\u1EA9\u1EAB\u1EAD\u1EAF\u1EB1\u1EB3\u1EB5\u1EB7\u1EB9\u1EBB\u1EBD\u1EBF\u1EC1\u1EC3\u1EC5\u1EC7\u1EC9\u1ECB\u1ECD\u1ECF\u1ED1\u1ED3\u1ED5\u1ED7\u1ED9\u1EDB\u1EDD\u1EDF\u1EE1\u1EE3\u1EE5\u1EE7\u1EE9\u1EEB\u1EED\u1EEF\u1EF1\u1EF3\u1EF5\u1EF7\u1EF9\u1EFB\u1EFD\u1EFF-\u1F07\u1F10-\u1F15\u1F20-\u1F27\u1F30-\u1F37\u1F40-\u1F45\u1F50-\u1F57\u1F60-\u1F67\u1F70-\u1F7D\u1F80-\u1F87\u1F90-\u1F97\u1FA0-\u1FA7\u1FB0-\u1FB4\u1FB6\u1FB7\u1FBE\u1FC2-\u1FC4\u1FC6\u1FC7\u1FD0-\u1FD3\u1FD6\u1FD7\u1FE0-\u1FE7\u1FF2-\u1FF4\u1FF6\u1FF7\u210A\u210E\u210F\u2113\u212F\u2134\u2139\u213C\u213D\u2146-\u2149\u214E\u2184\u2C30-\u2C5E\u2C61\u2C65\u2C66\u2C68\u2C6A\u2C6C\u2C71\u2C73\u2C74\u2C76-\u2C7C\u2C81\u2C83\u2C85\u2C87\u2C89\u2C8B\u2C8D\u2C8F\u2C91\u2C93\u2C95\u2C97\u2C99\u2C9B\u2C9D\u2C9F\u2CA1\u2CA3\u2CA5\u2CA7\u2CA9\u2CAB\u2CAD\u2CAF\u2CB1\u2CB3\u2CB5\u2CB7\u2CB9\u2CBB\u2CBD\u2CBF\u2CC1\u2CC3\u2CC5\u2CC7\u2CC9\u2CCB\u2CCD\u2CCF\u2CD1\u2CD3\u2CD5\u2CD7\u2CD9\u2CDB\u2CDD\u2CDF\u2CE1\u2CE3\u2CE4\u2CEC\u2CEE\u2D00-\u2D25\uA641\uA643\uA645\uA647\uA649\uA64B\uA64D\uA64F\uA651\uA653\uA655\uA657\uA659\uA65B\uA65D\uA65F\uA663\uA665\uA667\uA669\uA66B\uA66D\uA681\uA683\uA685\uA687\uA689\uA68B\uA68D\uA68F\uA691\uA693\uA695\uA697\uA723\uA725\uA727\uA729\uA72B\uA72D\uA72F-\uA731\uA733\uA735\uA737\uA739\uA73B\uA73D\uA73F\uA741\uA743\uA745\uA747\uA749\uA74B\uA74D\uA74F\uA751\uA753\uA755\uA757\uA759\uA75B\uA75D\uA75F\uA761\uA763\uA765\uA767\uA769\uA76B\uA76D\uA76F\uA771-\uA778\uA77A\uA77C\uA77F\uA781\uA783\uA785\uA787\uA78C\uFB00-\uFB06\uFB13-\uFB17\uFF41-\uFF5A]/,
                                
                                // Lu - Uppercase letter
                                Lu: /[\u0041-\u005A\u00C0-\u00D6\u00D8-\u00DE\u0100\u0102\u0104\u0106\u0108\u010A\u010C\u010E\u0110\u0112\u0114\u0116\u0118\u011A\u011C\u011E\u0120\u0122\u0124\u0126\u0128\u012A\u012C\u012E\u0130\u0132\u0134\u0136\u0139\u013B\u013D\u013F\u0141\u0143\u0145\u0147\u014A\u014C\u014E\u0150\u0152\u0154\u0156\u0158\u015A\u015C\u015E\u0160\u0162\u0164\u0166\u0168\u016A\u016C\u016E\u0170\u0172\u0174\u0176\u0178\u0179\u017B\u017D\u0181\u0182\u0184\u0186\u0187\u0189-\u018B\u018E-\u0191\u0193\u0194\u0196-\u0198\u019C\u019D\u019F\u01A0\u01A2\u01A4\u01A6\u01A7\u01A9\u01AC\u01AE\u01AF\u01B1-\u01B3\u01B5\u01B7\u01B8\u01BC\u01C4\u01C7\u01CA\u01CD\u01CF\u01D1\u01D3\u01D5\u01D7\u01D9\u01DB\u01DE\u01E0\u01E2\u01E4\u01E6\u01E8\u01EA\u01EC\u01EE\u01F1\u01F4\u01F6-\u01F8\u01FA\u01FC\u01FE\u0200\u0202\u0204\u0206\u0208\u020A\u020C\u020E\u0210\u0212\u0214\u0216\u0218\u021A\u021C\u021E\u0220\u0222\u0224\u0226\u0228\u022A\u022C\u022E\u0230\u0232\u023A\u023B\u023D\u023E\u0241\u0243-\u0246\u0248\u024A\u024C\u024E\u0370\u0372\u0376\u0386\u0388-\u038A\u038C\u038E\u038F\u0391-\u03A1\u03A3-\u03AB\u03CF\u03D2-\u03D4\u03D8\u03DA\u03DC\u03DE\u03E0\u03E2\u03E4\u03E6\u03E8\u03EA\u03EC\u03EE\u03F4\u03F7\u03F9\u03FA\u03FD-\u042F\u0460\u0462\u0464\u0466\u0468\u046A\u046C\u046E\u0470\u0472\u0474\u0476\u0478\u047A\u047C\u047E\u0480\u048A\u048C\u048E\u0490\u0492\u0494\u0496\u0498\u049A\u049C\u049E\u04A0\u04A2\u04A4\u04A6\u04A8\u04AA\u04AC\u04AE\u04B0\u04B2\u04B4\u04B6\u04B8\u04BA\u04BC\u04BE\u04C0\u04C1\u04C3\u04C5\u04C7\u04C9\u04CB\u04CD\u04D0\u04D2\u04D4\u04D6\u04D8\u04DA\u04DC\u04DE\u04E0\u04E2\u04E4\u04E6\u04E8\u04EA\u04EC\u04EE\u04F0\u04F2\u04F4\u04F6\u04F8\u04FA\u04FC\u04FE\u0500\u0502\u0504\u0506\u0508\u050A\u050C\u050E\u0510\u0512\u0514\u0516\u0518\u051A\u051C\u051E\u0520\u0522\u0524\u0531-\u0556\u10A0-\u10C5\u1E00\u1E02\u1E04\u1E06\u1E08\u1E0A\u1E0C\u1E0E\u1E10\u1E12\u1E14\u1E16\u1E18\u1E1A\u1E1C\u1E1E\u1E20\u1E22\u1E24\u1E26\u1E28\u1E2A\u1E2C\u1E2E\u1E30\u1E32\u1E34\u1E36\u1E38\u1E3A\u1E3C\u1E3E\u1E40\u1E42\u1E44\u1E46\u1E48\u1E4A\u1E4C\u1E4E\u1E50\u1E52\u1E54\u1E56\u1E58\u1E5A\u1E5C\u1E5E\u1E60\u1E62\u1E64\u1E66\u1E68\u1E6A\u1E6C\u1E6E\u1E70\u1E72\u1E74\u1E76\u1E78\u1E7A\u1E7C\u1E7E\u1E80\u1E82\u1E84\u1E86\u1E88\u1E8A\u1E8C\u1E8E\u1E90\u1E92\u1E94\u1E9E\u1EA0\u1EA2\u1EA4\u1EA6\u1EA8\u1EAA\u1EAC\u1EAE\u1EB0\u1EB2\u1EB4\u1EB6\u1EB8\u1EBA\u1EBC\u1EBE\u1EC0\u1EC2\u1EC4\u1EC6\u1EC8\u1ECA\u1ECC\u1ECE\u1ED0\u1ED2\u1ED4\u1ED6\u1ED8\u1EDA\u1EDC\u1EDE\u1EE0\u1EE2\u1EE4\u1EE6\u1EE8\u1EEA\u1EEC\u1EEE\u1EF0\u1EF2\u1EF4\u1EF6\u1EF8\u1EFA\u1EFC\u1EFE\u1F08-\u1F0F\u1F18-\u1F1D\u1F28-\u1F2F\u1F38-\u1F3F\u1F48-\u1F4D\u1F59\u1F5B\u1F5D\u1F5F\u1F68-\u1F6F\u1FB8-\u1FBB\u1FC8-\u1FCB\u1FD8-\u1FDB\u1FE8-\u1FEC\u1FF8-\u1FFB\u2102\u2107\u210B-\u210D\u2110-\u2112\u2115\u2119-\u211D\u2124\u2126\u2128\u212A-\u212D\u2130-\u2133\u213E\u213F\u2145\u2183\u2C00-\u2C2E\u2C60\u2C62-\u2C64\u2C67\u2C69\u2C6B\u2C6D-\u2C70\u2C72\u2C75\u2C7E-\u2C80\u2C82\u2C84\u2C86\u2C88\u2C8A\u2C8C\u2C8E\u2C90\u2C92\u2C94\u2C96\u2C98\u2C9A\u2C9C\u2C9E\u2CA0\u2CA2\u2CA4\u2CA6\u2CA8\u2CAA\u2CAC\u2CAE\u2CB0\u2CB2\u2CB4\u2CB6\u2CB8\u2CBA\u2CBC\u2CBE\u2CC0\u2CC2\u2CC4\u2CC6\u2CC8\u2CCA\u2CCC\u2CCE\u2CD0\u2CD2\u2CD4\u2CD6\u2CD8\u2CDA\u2CDC\u2CDE\u2CE0\u2CE2\u2CEB\u2CED\uA640\uA642\uA644\uA646\uA648\uA64A\uA64C\uA64E\uA650\uA652\uA654\uA656\uA658\uA65A\uA65C\uA65E\uA662\uA664\uA666\uA668\uA66A\uA66C\uA680\uA682\uA684\uA686\uA688\uA68A\uA68C\uA68E\uA690\uA692\uA694\uA696\uA722\uA724\uA726\uA728\uA72A\uA72C\uA72E\uA732\uA734\uA736\uA738\uA73A\uA73C\uA73E\uA740\uA742\uA744\uA746\uA748\uA74A\uA74C\uA74E\uA750\uA752\uA754\uA756\uA758\uA75A\uA75C\uA75E\uA760\uA762\uA764\uA766\uA768\uA76A\uA76C\uA76E\uA779\uA77B\uA77D\uA77E\uA780\uA782\uA784\uA786\uA78B\uFF21-\uFF3A]/,
                                
                                // Titlecase letter
                                Lt: /[\u01C5\u01C8\u01CB\u01F2\u1F88-\u1F8F\u1F98-\u1F9F\u1FA8-\u1FAF\u1FBC\u1FCC\u1FFC]/,
                                
                                // Modifier letter
                                Lm: /[\u02B0-\u02C1\u02C6-\u02D1\u02E0-\u02E4\u02EC\u02EE\u0374\u037A\u0559\u0640\u06E5\u06E6\u07F4\u07F5\u07FA\u081A\u0824\u0828\u0971\u0E46\u0EC6\u10FC\u17D7\u1843\u1AA7\u1C78-\u1C7D\u1D2C-\u1D61\u1D78\u1D9B-\u1DBF\u2071\u207F\u2090-\u2094\u2C7D\u2D6F\u2E2F\u3005\u3031-\u3035\u303B\u309D\u309E\u30FC-\u30FE\uA015\uA4F8-\uA4FD\uA60C\uA67F\uA717-\uA71F\uA770\uA788\uA9CF\uAA70\uAADD\uFF70\uFF9E\uFF9F]/,
                                
                                // Letter without case
                                Lo: /[\u01BB\u01C0-\u01C3\u0294\u05D0-\u05EA\u05F0-\u05F2\u0621-\u063F\u0641-\u064A\u066E\u066F\u0671-\u06D3\u06D5\u06EE\u06EF\u06FA-\u06FC\u06FF\u0710\u0712-\u072F\u074D-\u07A5\u07B1\u07CA-\u07EA\u0800-\u0815\u0904-\u0939\u093D\u0950\u0958-\u0961\u0972\u0979-\u097F\u0985-\u098C\u098F\u0990\u0993-\u09A8\u09AA-\u09B0\u09B2\u09B6-\u09B9\u09BD\u09CE\u09DC\u09DD\u09DF-\u09E1\u09F0\u09F1\u0A05-\u0A0A\u0A0F\u0A10\u0A13-\u0A28\u0A2A-\u0A30\u0A32\u0A33\u0A35\u0A36\u0A38\u0A39\u0A59-\u0A5C\u0A5E\u0A72-\u0A74\u0A85-\u0A8D\u0A8F-\u0A91\u0A93-\u0AA8\u0AAA-\u0AB0\u0AB2\u0AB3\u0AB5-\u0AB9\u0ABD\u0AD0\u0AE0\u0AE1\u0B05-\u0B0C\u0B0F\u0B10\u0B13-\u0B28\u0B2A-\u0B30\u0B32\u0B33\u0B35-\u0B39\u0B3D\u0B5C\u0B5D\u0B5F-\u0B61\u0B71\u0B83\u0B85-\u0B8A\u0B8E-\u0B90\u0B92-\u0B95\u0B99\u0B9A\u0B9C\u0B9E\u0B9F\u0BA3\u0BA4\u0BA8-\u0BAA\u0BAE-\u0BB9\u0BD0\u0C05-\u0C0C\u0C0E-\u0C10\u0C12-\u0C28\u0C2A-\u0C33\u0C35-\u0C39\u0C3D\u0C58\u0C59\u0C60\u0C61\u0C85-\u0C8C\u0C8E-\u0C90\u0C92-\u0CA8\u0CAA-\u0CB3\u0CB5-\u0CB9\u0CBD\u0CDE\u0CE0\u0CE1\u0D05-\u0D0C\u0D0E-\u0D10\u0D12-\u0D28\u0D2A-\u0D39\u0D3D\u0D60\u0D61\u0D7A-\u0D7F\u0D85-\u0D96\u0D9A-\u0DB1\u0DB3-\u0DBB\u0DBD\u0DC0-\u0DC6\u0E01-\u0E30\u0E32\u0E33\u0E40-\u0E45\u0E81\u0E82\u0E84\u0E87\u0E88\u0E8A\u0E8D\u0E94-\u0E97\u0E99-\u0E9F\u0EA1-\u0EA3\u0EA5\u0EA7\u0EAA\u0EAB\u0EAD-\u0EB0\u0EB2\u0EB3\u0EBD\u0EC0-\u0EC4\u0EDC\u0EDD\u0F00\u0F40-\u0F47\u0F49-\u0F6C\u0F88-\u0F8B\u1000-\u102A\u103F\u1050-\u1055\u105A-\u105D\u1061\u1065\u1066\u106E-\u1070\u1075-\u1081\u108E\u10D0-\u10FA\u1100-\u1248\u124A-\u124D\u1250-\u1256\u1258\u125A-\u125D\u1260-\u1288\u128A-\u128D\u1290-\u12B0\u12B2-\u12B5\u12B8-\u12BE\u12C0\u12C2-\u12C5\u12C8-\u12D6\u12D8-\u1310\u1312-\u1315\u1318-\u135A\u1380-\u138F\u13A0-\u13F4\u1401-\u166C\u166F-\u167F\u1681-\u169A\u16A0-\u16EA\u1700-\u170C\u170E-\u1711\u1720-\u1731\u1740-\u1751\u1760-\u176C\u176E-\u1770\u1780-\u17B3\u17DC\u1820-\u1842\u1844-\u1877\u1880-\u18A8\u18AA\u18B0-\u18F5\u1900-\u191C\u1950-\u196D\u1970-\u1974\u1980-\u19AB\u19C1-\u19C7\u1A00-\u1A16\u1A20-\u1A54\u1B05-\u1B33\u1B45-\u1B4B\u1B83-\u1BA0\u1BAE\u1BAF\u1C00-\u1C23\u1C4D-\u1C4F\u1C5A-\u1C77\u1CE9-\u1CEC\u1CEE-\u1CF1\u2135-\u2138\u2D30-\u2D65\u2D80-\u2D96\u2DA0-\u2DA6\u2DA8-\u2DAE\u2DB0-\u2DB6\u2DB8-\u2DBE\u2DC0-\u2DC6\u2DC8-\u2DCE\u2DD0-\u2DD6\u2DD8-\u2DDE\u3006\u303C\u3041-\u3096\u309F\u30A1-\u30FA\u30FF\u3105-\u312D\u3131-\u318E\u31A0-\u31B7\u31F0-\u31FF\u3400-\u4DB5\u4E00-\u9FCB\uA000-\uA014\uA016-\uA48C\uA4D0-\uA4F7\uA500-\uA60B\uA610-\uA61F\uA62A\uA62B\uA66E\uA6A0-\uA6E5\uA7FB-\uA801\uA803-\uA805\uA807-\uA80A\uA80C-\uA822\uA840-\uA873\uA882-\uA8B3\uA8F2-\uA8F7\uA8FB\uA90A-\uA925\uA930-\uA946\uA960-\uA97C\uA984-\uA9B2\uAA00-\uAA28\uAA40-\uAA42\uAA44-\uAA4B\uAA60-\uAA6F\uAA71-\uAA76\uAA7A\uAA80-\uAAAF\uAAB1\uAAB5\uAAB6\uAAB9-\uAABD\uAAC0\uAAC2\uAADB\uAADC\uABC0-\uABE2\uAC00-\uD7A3\uD7B0-\uD7C6\uD7CB-\uD7FB\uF900-\uFA2D\uFA30-\uFA6D\uFA70-\uFAD9\uFB1D\uFB1F-\uFB28\uFB2A-\uFB36\uFB38-\uFB3C\uFB3E\uFB40\uFB41\uFB43\uFB44\uFB46-\uFBB1\uFBD3-\uFD3D\uFD50-\uFD8F\uFD92-\uFDC7\uFDF0-\uFDFB\uFE70-\uFE74\uFE76-\uFEFC\uFF66-\uFF6F\uFF71-\uFF9D\uFFA0-\uFFBE\uFFC2-\uFFC7\uFFCA-\uFFCF\uFFD2-\uFFD7\uFFDA-\uFFDC]/,
                                
                                // etc.
                                },
                                

                                 

                                HTH.

                                 

                                @+

                                Marc

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                                • 13. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                                  Loic.Aigon Adobe Community Professional

                                  Hi Marc,

                                   

                                  Verrrrry exhaustive . Thanks a lot for that.

                                   

                                  To push forward the challenge, any ideas about a generic expression to would catch any descenders ?

                                   

                                  Or any lead to get that myself ?

                                   

                                  Thanks again,

                                   

                                  Loic

                                  • 14. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                                    Marc Autret Level 4

                                    What do you mean by “descender” here? Do you refer to

                                    (a) glyphs that have a descender from a typographic standpoint

                                    (b) Unicode characters that include DESCENDER (diacritrics below) in their description

                                    ?

                                     

                                    In both cases I don't think this set can be accessed to from Unicode properties. (Maybe I'm wrong.)

                                     

                                    In case (b) you could use the search feature of BabelMap (or similar app) to retrieve characters and code points that match your needs. In case (a) I'm afraid you'll have to manually collect your candidates :-/

                                     

                                    Now, if you are working within a specific Unicode range (=already known), then load the Arial Unicode font in InDesign, loop through the code points and parse the metrics of each resulting character glyph. This seems fully scriptable to me.

                                     

                                    @+

                                    Marc

                                    • 15. Re: "pure" JS regular expression for any unicode capital letter
                                      Loic.Aigon Adobe Community Professional

                                      Hi Marc,

                                       

                                      Indeed the idea is to know if a given string use any character with a descender like "yo" but no "he". I have used a not exhaustive list at all that looks for our french alphabet characters with accents but I am interested in widening the spectrum.

                                       

                                      I am guessing I will collect them all manually

                                       

                                      Thanks for the care and great advice.

                                       

                                      Loic