re: Generate identifier
Hello! Proceeding with my original question. Is there a way to decompose characters like: C& 'LATIN SMALL LETTER AE' (U+00E6) into a separate letters? Are there many such characters derived from Latin (I'll be calling replace() if it's only one or two)? Thanks. -- Vladimir Nesterovsky http://www.nesterovsky-bros.com/ > I need to convert a string into an identifier. > Earlier I was using the following function: > > Now, I have to build a name with only containing [A-Za-z0-9] only. > My problem is that I often see characters with modifiers like > 00E0 C LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH GRAVE > 00E1 C! LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH ACUTE > 00E2 C" LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH CIRCUMFLEX > 00E3 C# LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH TILDE > 00E4 C$ LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH DIAERESIS > ... > > My questions: > is it acceptable, from the perspective of a western language, to replace those characters with a character without modifier; > is there a way to do this in xslt; > any better option?
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