CALL KLEN
This page was last modified 03:38, 29 November 2016 by Mars2000you.

Contents

Effect

Returns the length A of a string X$, including all non-printable characters. A Hankaku accent will be counted as an independent character.

It's the same command as LEN, but adapted for Japanese and Korean characters.

Syntax

  • For Japanese characters

CALL KLEN(A,X$[,type])

  • For Korean characters

CALL KLEN(A,X$)

Parameters

A is a value that will be returned by this instruction

X$ is a a string (between quotation mark)

For a correct working, it's better to use Hangul characters regrouped in blocks.

<type>
Only for Japanese characters
0: All characters (default value)
1: All the Hankaku characters
2: All the Zenkaku characters

Examples

CALL KLEN(A,"雨ニモマケズ"):PRINT A
 7
CALL KLEN(A,"雨ニモマケズ",1):PRINT A
 6
CALL KLEN(A,"雨ニモマケズ",2):PRINT A
 1

Hankaku/Zenkaku

In the Japanese language, the following characters are hankaku (1-byte) : English alphabets, numbers, western punctuation, unaccented katakanas and hiraganas, Japanese punctuation, Japanese accents.

In the Zenkaku, 2-byte characters, you find all hiraganas and katakanas, both accented and unaccented, English alphabets, special pictograms like large circles and measurement terms, Greek and Russian fonts, and thousands of kanjis. These are contained in the big Kanji ROM (128kB if JIS1, 256kB if JIS1+JIS2).

Related to

CALL AKCNV, CALL KACNV, CALL KEXT, CALL KTYPE, LEN

Compatibility

Hangul BASIC version 3 or higher, Kanji BASIC