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02-27-20, 07:12 AM   #1
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String variables in C_LFGList.GetSearchResultInfo

Some addon doesn't work in my russian client. I tried to find problem and fix it. And found next problem with API and some string variables. API function C_LFGList.GetSearchResultInfo returns "name" and "comment" as string. But only print() LUA-command works fine with this string. There is an example of my code:

## Interface: 80300
## SavedVariables: name, comment
## Title: Hello World!
## Notes: My first AddOn
## Version: 1.0.0

local b = CreateFrame("Button", "MyButton", UIParent, "UIPanelButtonTemplate")
b:SetSize(80 ,22) -- width, height
b:SetScript("OnClick", function()
	name = C_LFGList.GetSearchResultInfo(693).name
	comment = C_LFGList.GetSearchResultInfo(693).comment
	print("name: ", name,". String len: ", string.len(name))
	print("comment:", comment,". String len: ", string.len(comment))
<Ui xmlns="http://www.blizzard.com/wow/ui/" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.blizzard.com/wow/ui/..\FrameXML\UI.xsd">
         <Script File="HelloWorld.lua"/>
         <Frame name="HelloWorldFrame">

Result in game:
name: the shard of heaven farm wm of. String len: 8
comment: осколки небес фарм вм оф. String len:8
and saved this variables in file "...World of Warcraft\_retail_\WTF\Account\...\SavedVariables\HelloWorld.lua"
name = "|Kr730|k"
comment = "|Kr731|k"

Possible problem with UTF8 charset, but UTF8 addon also doesn't work with these strings.

Update: the same problem is with EN game client.

Last edited by Kinav : 02-27-20 at 10:38 AM.
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02-27-20, 12:38 PM   #2
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That is Blizzard's method of "encrypting" or obfuscating strings. The tech started with realID and battletags where add-ons are unable to actually access anyone's real name even though you can see it. If you're familiar with text formatting, the system uses | then a letter then data input then another | and usually the same letter lowercase. This is most commonly seen with colors using |chexcodeTEXT|r and clickable inline links using |Hlinkdata|hVisibleText|h. Communities, group finder, and bnet friends all use |Kdata|k for obfuscation.

It is not possible for code to read or save what you see.
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