Scripts/Ufread

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This script reads a text file in various formats, and returns a text string in UTF-8 format, which is the default for J.

Possible file types are:

  • unicode with a UTF-16 BOM (byte order mark)
  • unicode with a UTF-8 BOM
  • UTF-8 unicode with no BOM
  • 8-bit ansi (ISO-8859-1 or Latin1)

On error, a _1 is returned.

Requires the files script.

Download the script File:Ufread.ijs

For example:

   a=. 'abc',(224+i.5){a.
   a
abcàáâãä
   a fwrite jpath '~temp/t1.txt'
8
   b=. ufread jpath '~temp/t1.txt'
   b
abcàáâãä
   a.i.b
97 98 99 195 160 195 161 195 162 195 163 195 164

Links

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