Slice text with special characters

    Apr 01 2013 | 4:01 pm
    I want to slice a text, which includes special characters (like ö ü §) after every 8 characters. Hi,my name is Ögiögi. - > Hi,my na me is Ög iögi
    I tried atoi, which gives me a list with numbers, that I can split. Unfortunately some of the special characters have two numbers in the list. A reliable character slicing isn't possible. Any ideas? Thanks!

    • Apr 01 2013 | 7:59 pm
      if you're not interested in re-combining the words later on (or if the special characters don't matter) then you can simply filter out the extra characters:
      the ASCII for umlaut ( ¨ ) is 195, so you could simply add a [zl filter 195] after [atoi], before splitting with [zl slice].
      Otherwise you might need to check [regexp], but I'm not very experienced with it so I can't help you there!
    • Apr 01 2013 | 9:58 pm
      I want to recombine them later and the special characters mater :/ Hmm…
    • Apr 02 2013 | 7:37 pm
      interessting problem. i tryed it with js and it has the same problem. for example it will report a string length of 4 for "ÖÖ". a regexp approach is (........) and use outlet3 but how to get the remainding chars at the end which are less than 8?
    • Apr 03 2013 | 2:49 pm
      this seems to work [regexp (..?.?.?.?.?.?.?)] Get a list with the slices from outlet 3. O.
    • Feb 01 2014 | 10:37 pm
      it seems like something has changed since then. js now gives me the correct string length, even with special characters included. O.
      function string(arg) {
      var len = jsarguments[1] || 10;
      outlet(0, arg.substring(0, len)); }