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AS3: How many bytes are in a UTF8 String


 / Published in: ActionScript 3
 

URL: http://www.moock.org/blog/archives/000288.html

This example explains why Twitter has a 140 character limit. It shows that the DataType they are using to write to their database is a tinyblob or tinytext.

  1. var string:String = "i am testing how many bytes ther are in this particular tweet. I'm hoping it's roughly 255 because I will have answered the secret to life.";
  2. function getNumBytesUTF8 (s:String):Number {
  3. var byteArray:ByteArray = new ByteArray();
  4. byteArray.writeUTFBytes(s);
  5. return byteArray.length;
  6. }
  7. // Usage:
  8. trace(getNumBytesUTF8( string )); // 255

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