in reply to validating unicode chars in their smallest form

"cheers for reply

Hmm that seems like it might address a slightly different issue, but I will read more about that.

To try to summarize more, This is concern #1 of mine Using UTF-8 Encoding to Bypass Validation Logic

Then #2 would be that it's not practical to have two different unicode characters for the same letter in my script, that starts to present other problems.

thanks for time"

It looks like the original question has been edited away. Please don't do that. It prevents others from learning from what your post originally contained and from the answers to it.