java, regex and specials characters

Hi everybody!

I have to read each line from a texte file. Each line looks like this:
Napoleon | Caesar | Mickey | Lucky Luke
Next, I have to convert this String to get the following Array:
name[0]="Napoleon"
name[1]="Caesar"
name[2]="Mickey"
name[3]="Lucky Luke"

Here's the code:

Pattern p = Pattern.compile("Napoleon | Caesar | Mickey | Lucky Luke");
Matcher m = p.matcher("\u7C?\u20\p{Alnum}*\u20\u7C?");

System.out.println("(" + m.groupCount() +" names) ");

\u7C may represent character | in ASCII(hex)
\u20 may represent character SPACE in ASCII(hex)

And the result:

0 names

Any idea? I'm getting crazy!!!!!

Thanks for your help,
Zelos

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  • : Hi everybody!
    :
    : I have to read each line from a texte file. Each line looks like this:
    : Napoleon | Caesar | Mickey | Lucky Luke
    : Next, I have to convert this String to get the following Array:
    : name[0]="Napoleon"
    : name[1]="Caesar"
    : name[2]="Mickey"
    : name[3]="Lucky Luke"
    :
    : Here's the code:
    :
    : Pattern p = Pattern.compile("Napoleon | Caesar | Mickey | Lucky Luke");
    : Matcher m = p.matcher("\u7C?\u20\p{Alnum}*\u20\u7C?");
    :
    : System.out.println("(" + m.groupCount() +" names) ");
    :
    : \u7C may represent character | in ASCII(hex)
    : \u20 may represent character SPACE in ASCII(hex)
    :
    : And the result:
    :
    : 0 names
    :
    : Any idea? I'm getting crazy!!!!!
    :
    : Thanks for your help,
    : Zelos
    :


    hi,
    i have absolutely no idea what you are trying to do, the code above makes no sence to me. you compile a regular expression and try if it matches a character sequence, i think you switched this.
    for instance the regular expression "[01]+[bB]" matches '0101b' or '0101011100B' etc. so if you like to test whether 'asdf' matches "[01]+[bB]" you will have to code the following

    [code]
    Pattern binNo = Pattern.compile("[01]+[bB]");
    Matcher doesMatch = binNo.matcher("01001111b");
    Matcher noMatch = binNo.matcher("asdf");

    System.out.println("doesMatch: "+doesMatch.matches());
    System.out.println("noMatch: "+noMatch.matchers());
    [/code]

    greetings
    mo
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