RegEx for Spanish alphabets in ColdFusion 8

RegEx for Spanish alphabets in ColdFusion 8

I know that I can use [a-z] to check for any alphabets from a to z in CF 8. However, are there any regex to detect spanish alphabets like á, í, ó, é, ñ, etc.?

Thanks in advance, Monte

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ColdFusion doesn't nicely deal with Unicode regex.

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You can use things like #Chr(375)# to get the characters into a regex string, but it's a bit messy having to do that..
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However, Java does work with Unicode, and since CF can utilise Java easily, you can use Java regexes to do unicode matching..
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This will match a single Unicode letter in Java regex:.
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With more details on regex Unicode here:
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And as for using Java regex in CF, well simple replacing is just this:.
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<cfset NewString = OldString.replaceAll('\p{L}','ReplaceWith') /> 
So if all you need is to replace strings, you can do that.. However, if you want matching (equivalent to rematch), or more complex functionality, then simplest solution is to use a component that wraps the Java regex functionality into a easy to use CFC with regular CFML functions you can call.

Like jre-utils.cfc. This allows you to do:.
<cfset jre = createObject('component','jre-utils').init() />  <cfset Matches = jre.match( '\p{L}++' , String ) /> 
Which will return an array of the (Unicode) words in the string..


There was recently a discussion here about international RegExes which I cannot find right now.

I believe the current situation is that regular expressions are commonly possible with only default latin alphabet..


Try if the special "word character class" \w works for you.

Caution: This will also match numbers.

Perhaps you could clarify with an example what you want to accomplish exactly?. \w should match a, ä or á (but also 0).. \w(?<!\d) will match a, ä or á (but not 0).. \w+ will match börk but also l33t.. \b(?:\w(?<!\d))+\b will match börk but not l33t..

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