Parsing ⅛ and ⅓ Characters from actxserver Outlook Mail object Body and Converting to Floats

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Hi all
I am parsing Outlook mails in Matlab by actxserver and regexp.
Some mails contain fraction characters as below
The ½,¼,¾ characters are read ok, but the eighths (⅛,⅜,⅝,⅞) and thirds (⅓,⅔) are present in the body property of the mail object as "?" [char(63)] as per below screenshot from the command-line print of the mail body.
Matlab recognises only ¼ ½ ¾ [char(188:190)] so I guess I need to access non ASCII chars. Its not clear whether the issue is Matlab's 16bit unicode or the actxserver object. The characters are available on Windows Vista Arial font as U+215C,E etc
You can verify this for yourself by emailing yourself a mail with the subjectline
and then running the code below in matlab to regexp this subjectline of the mail in your inbox. Put a breakpoint at the regexp line to inspect what the subject variable looks like, should see "?" in there.
Two questions here:
1. How could I extend Matlab's ASCII set to read these characters
2. Is there a neat way to convert them into equivalent floats (3¼ -- > 3.25) within regexp ?
Grateful for any suggestions here
% Below function will need to be adapted depending on how your outlook folders are set up:
function myfrac = TestReadFractions
outlook = actxserver('Outlook.Application');
mapi = outlook.GetNamespace('mapi');
folder1 = mapi.Folders(1);
myaccount = folder1.Item(2);
inboxmails = myaccount.Folders.Item(2).Folders.Item(9).Items;
count = inboxmails.Count;
myfrac = {};
for i = count:-1:count-10
if strcmp(inboxmails.Item(i).SenderEmailAddress,'')
subject = inboxmails.Item(i).Subject; % Mail Subject-Line
myfrac = regexp(subject,'\x215c','match');

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson 2014년 2월 3일
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Mark Whirdy
Mark Whirdy 2014년 2월 5일
편집: Mark Whirdy 2014년 2월 5일
Hi Walter,
emailing myself "⅛¼⅓⅜½⅝⅔¾⅞" and reading as per code above gives
K>> subject+0
ans =
63 188 63 63 189 63 63 190 63
Since all the question-marks have same 63 integer, I think that passing through nativetounicode will not work.
I can't change the pc locale as this will effect all other applications I think.
Do you know why changing the InternetCodepage property of the outlook mail, doesn't work? (i.e. as above if I set to anything other than 65001, it is still 65001 when I check in then). I guess the property is immutable, perhaps there is a way of setting it in the actxserver constructor? But even if I can do this, I don't know which InternetCodepage value would fix it
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson 2014년 2월 5일
Sorry, I am not familiar with how InternetCodePage properties work.

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