Android Question Emoji storage and UTF8

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by AndOrNot, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. AndOrNot

    AndOrNot Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi all, i have a little server hosted in altervista .org. Mysql db of altervista doesn't support utf32 , or utfmb4, so when i try to insert an emoji on editbox my app can see it, but when i store the message in db online it will store "????". So i think the i can replace emoji from my edit box with a spefic value, for example hex value of emoji or unicode.

    I can write emoji using its codeint (e.g 1f600) with the following code:
    Dim bc As ByteConverter
    Dim b() As Byte = bc.IntsToBytes(Array As Int(0x1F600))
    Msgbox(BytesToString(b, 04"UTF32"),"")
    But i am not able to get the code from the emoji wrote in edittext, before send it in db. Can anyone help me? I tried the following code, but it doesn't works

    Dim b() As Byte = bc.StringToBytes(text,"UTF32")
    Dim c() As Int = bc.IntsFromBytes(b)
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Why do you convert it to an array of ints? Why not store it as a blob (array of bytes)?
  3. AndOrNot

    AndOrNot Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I have an entire text, and maybe in this text there are emoticon. Should I convert all text as blob and store in db blob like text?
  4. AndOrNot

    AndOrNot Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I solved it using the following code

    Dim text2 As StringUtils
    Dim b() As Byte = text2.DecodeBase64(m.Get("Colum"))
    lbl2.Text = 
    Dim su As StringUtils
    Dim query As String = "INSERT INTO Commenti (Colum) VALUES ('"&su.EncodeBase64(txtComm.Text.GetBytes("UTF8")&"')
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