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any (KA) (Deprecated)


(Deprecated) Returns whether or not the char ch is found within the any(store) string, setting the internally-tracked index 'n' accordingly.


keyman.interface.any(index, ch, storeText);


KeymanWeb.KA(index, ch, storeText); // Shorthand


Type: number
The index id (starting from zero) at which the detected character will be internally tracked.
Type: string
The input character to find in the text store.
Type: string
The contents of the specified text store.

Return Value

true if the input character has a match in the text store, otherwise false.


This function corresponds most directly to the keyboard language command any, which operates upon text stores to allow for array-based input-output text matching. For example,

store(keys)   'abcde'
store(output) 'αβγδε'
+ any(keys) > index(output,1)

facilitates mapping the characters 'abcde' to their respective entry in the output store 'αβγδε'. keyman.interface.any()'s role in this process is usually optimized out into individual mappings for performance reasons, though it is often involved when any is involved as part of a rule's context, rather than upon the triggering keystroke itself.

In order to check if the character 'a' has a match in the keys store above, the code

keyman.interface.any(0, 'a', 'abcde')

would suffice, setting an internally-tracked index (id=0) to hold the index value 0. Note that the internally-tracked index (id=0) is decremented relative to the index appearing in the index call in the keyboard source above; the corresponding keyman.interface.indexOutput() call increments the id by 1 due to Keyman's keyboard language rules.

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