compare-utf8
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compare-utf8

Compares JS strings using UTF-8 bitwise semantics

Why?

Strings in JavaScript are UTF-16 encoded1.

However, sometimes it is useful to compare strings using UTF-8 bitwise semantics. Especially if you are using strings in different languages or databases where you are limited to UTF-8.

Installation

npm add compare-utf8

Usage

import { compareUTF8 } from 'compare-utf8';

compareUTF8('a', 'b'); // < 0
compareUTF8('a', 'a'); // 0
compareUTF8('b', 'a'); // > 0
compareUTF('a👻', 'a💩'); // < 0

compareUTF8('\u005A', '\uFF3A'); // < 0
compareUTF8('\uFF3A', '\u{1D655}'); // < 0
compareUTF8('\u005A', '\u{1D655}'); // < 0
  1. JS does not enforce that the bytes composing a string are valid UTF-16.

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npm i compare-utf8

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0.1.1

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Apache-2.0

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