Simon Simon - 13 days ago 7
Javascript Question

Convert Javascript UTF-8 to ASCII (like Iconv('UTF-8', 'ASCII//TRANSLIT', $string) in PHP)

I'm wondering how it's possible to 'translate' characters in UTF-8 to the closest ASCII equivalent using Javascript, just like Iconv doest in PHP.

Example:

ü becomes u
ó becomes o

I'd rather not use a replace, because a) it requires a complete set of characters, which is a lot of work and b) i'd would be hard to get a complete set of characters, and i'll never be certain if i'm missing one or two.

Answer

As @Pointy said, your only option is to map/replace characters according to a dictionary.

You'll find this really useful: https://github.com/backbone-paginator/backbone.paginator/blob/a579796a30e583c4dfa09e0a86e4abd21e0b5b56/plugins/diacritic.js