[aida] convertToSloveneChars. Bug?

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Mon Feb 18 12:24:16 CET 2008

Ni hao Jim,

Jim Guo wrote:

> Programming in Chinese. VWNC7.5+AIDA5.6.
> When I:
>     self pageFrameWith: e title: self observee class
> AIDA complains. The class print string can't convertToSloveneChars.
> I searched. About 7 sends of  convertToSloveneChars. Bug?

Method #convertToSloveneChars is implemented as extension of String (see 
Aida-Extensions) and therefore it must work. See if the method is there 
and that it works.

To explain that method a bit: because Aida originally and still runs 
Slovenian sites, there are some convenient methods for support of my 
language and all Aida supported Smalltalk dialects. As you know there is 
still not a dialect which fully supports Unicode from keyboard and on 
the screen, Slovenian included, so I just made my own support for that.

For my language it is simple, we have only 3 non-ASCII letters: č š and 
ž. I put text elsewhere in code simply as c^ s^ z^, then above mentioned 
method convert this in to a real Unicode string.

I propose that this and similar methods stay in Aida, until Smalltalks 
will finally support Unicode. If you agree of course!

Best regards

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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