#lang racket/base
(provide ascii->char

;		Character-encoding module
; This module deals with particular character-encoding issues such as
; conversions between characters and their ASCII or UCS2 codes, Scheme
; representations of "Carriage Return" (CR), "tabulation" (TAB) and
; other control characters.
; This module by necessity is platform-specific as character encoding
; issues are hardly addressed in R5RS. For example, the result of
; char->integer is generally not an ASCII code of an integer (although
; it is, on many Scheme systems, with the important exception of
; Scheme48 and SCSH). The level of support for character sets other
; than ASCII varies widely among Scheme systems.
; This file collects various character-encoding functions that are
; necessary for the SSAX XML parser. The functions are of general use
; and scope.
; $Id: char-encoding.scm,v 1.1 2003/04/09 20:34:28 oleg Exp $

;	ascii->char INT -> CHAR
; return a character whose ASCII code is INT
; Note, because ascii->char is injective (there are more characters than
; ASCII characters), the inverse transformation is not defined.
(define ascii->char integer->char)

;	ucscode->char INT -> CHAR
; Return a character whose UCS (ISO/IEC 10646) code is INT
; Note
; This function is required for processing of XML character entities:
; According to Section "4.1 Character and Entity References"
; of the XML Recommendation:
;  "[Definition: A character reference refers to a specific character
;   in the ISO/IEC 10646 character set, for example one not directly
;   accessible from available input devices.]"

(define (ucscode->char code)
  (integer->char code))

; Commonly used control characters

(define char-return (ascii->char 13))
(define char-tab    (ascii->char 9))
(define char-newline (ascii->char 10)) ; a.k.a. #\newline, per R5RS
(define char-space (ascii->char 32))