Utf8.fold

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Note: You may want to read up on case folding for more information about the use of this function.

Converts a UTF-8 string to folded case (lowercase), which can be used to compare two strings. If input is an integer, it's treat as a codepoint and a convert codepoint (integer) is returned.

Syntax

string|int utf8.lower ( string|int input )
string|int utf8.fold ( string|int input )

Required Arguments

  • input: A string character sequence OR an integer value

Returns

Returns a string in lowercase OR returns an integer (see description).

Example

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This example shows how to convert a string to lowercase, which can be used to compare with other folded strings.

local output = utf8.lower( "WHAT ARE YOU UP TO? Do you like uppercase?" )
print( output ) -- what are you up to? do you like uppercase?

local value = utf8.fold( 1088 )
print( type( value ) ) -- number

See Also