4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 17, 2006 3:35 PM by Lord_Rimmon

    Greek Characters and XML Xtra

    wgb14 Level 1
      Hi Forum

      I wonder if you can help me with that. I am trying to import data from an XML file containing information in Greek language. Here is my code:

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <Ritsos>
      <question>Τι είσαι
      Το όνομα μου είναι
      </question>
      </Ritsos>

      and here is my code in director:

      global gFileIO, firstline,gRitsos

      on startmovie


      -----************************************************************************************ ----------

      global gFileIO
      gFileIO = new(xtra "FileIO")
      gFileIO.openFile(the moviePath & "RL.xml", 1)
      tXMLStr = gFileIO.readFile()
      gFileIO.closeFile()
      gFileIO = VOID
      global gXMLObj
      gXMLObj = new(xtra "XMLParser")
      gXMLObj.parseString(tXMLStr)
      global gRitsos

      gRitsos = gXMLObj.makeList()
      gXMLObj = VOID

      member("container").text = gRitsos[1].Ritsos.question ["!CHARDATA"]
      end

      No matter which encoding i will use in the XML file director imports ?????? instead of the greek letters. Can someone please help me with that? I am using MX 2004

      Thanks in advance
        • 1. Re: Greek Characters and XML Xtra
          Level 7
          > No matter which encoding i will use in the XML file director imports
          > ??????
          > instead of the greek letters. Can someone please help me with that? I am
          > using
          > MX 2004

          Have you tried using 1253 (ansi greek)? The UTF-8 you are using is a
          variable byte unicode format - something that director can't handle.
          If this doesn't work, you can mail me at info at rebus dt gr for something
          that most probably will.
          Can even use greek and utf-8 in your mail ;-)


          "wgb14" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:e1t44j$75c$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi Forum
          >
          > I wonder if you can help me with that. I am trying to import data from an
          > XML
          > file containing information in Greek language. Here is my code:
          >
          > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
          > <Ritsos>
          > <question>?? ?????
          > ?? ????? ??? ?????
          > </question>
          > </Ritsos>
          >
          > and here is my code in director:
          >
          > global gFileIO, firstline,gRitsos
          >
          > on startmovie
          >
          >
          >
          > -----***************************************************************************
          > *********----------
          >
          > global gFileIO
          > gFileIO = new(xtra "FileIO")
          > gFileIO.openFile(the moviePath & "RL.xml", 1)
          > tXMLStr = gFileIO.readFile()
          > gFileIO.closeFile()
          > gFileIO = VOID
          > global gXMLObj
          > gXMLObj = new(xtra "XMLParser")
          > gXMLObj.parseString(tXMLStr)
          > global gRitsos
          >
          > gRitsos = gXMLObj.makeList()
          > gXMLObj = VOID
          >
          > member("container").text = gRitsos.Ritsos.question
          > end
          >
          > No matter which encoding i will use in the XML file director imports
          > ??????
          > instead of the greek letters. Can someone please help me with that? I am
          > using
          > MX 2004
          >
          > Thanks in advance
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: Greek Characters and XML Xtra
            wgb14 Level 1
            Hi

            Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately the 1253 (ansi greek) encoding is not working. The xtra doesn't seem to support it at all.

            If you have any other ideas that can help me please let me know

            Thanks
            • 3. Greek Characters and XML Xtra
              wgb14 Level 1
              Alchemist i also sent you an email (in greek). If you can't read it i can send it again but please let me know if you have any solution to my problems

              Many thanks
              • 4. Re: Greek Characters and XML Xtra
                Lord_Rimmon
                Hello!
                I had the same problem with russian symbols. I've found a good solution in replacing the original xmlparser xtra with this one (script based):

                http://www.shocknet.org.uk/defpage.asp?pageID=90