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Workaround for Escaped Characters within Json Text

Because of the way LSL handles strings (we have no "raw strings", which are taken as written and not messed with), escape sequences such as "\t" are interpreted as 4 spaces for us as soon as they are encountered. Trying to encode "\t" by escaping the escape character (using "\\t") results in (incorrectly) placing '\\t' within your Json text. Same for newlines, "\n".

And it's worse when you try to encode something like "\"Stop!\" he shouted." or "She said \"No\"". And UTF encoding such as "\u7650" is perfectly valid within a Json text but is elusive to obtain using LSL strings.

Here's the only work around I've been able to work out. A kludge, granted, but at least it allows one to encode something like this:

	"A": "\b\f\t\r \n aba \u0000",
	"B": "\"he\"", 
	"C": "\t"

        string jText;
        string i = llEscapeURL("\\b\\f\\t\\r \\n aba \\u0000");
        string j = llEscapeURL("\\\"he\\\"");
        jText = llList2Json(JSON_OBJECT, ["A", i, "B", j]);
        jText = llJsonSetValue(jText, ["C"], llEscapeURL("\\t"));
        jText = llUnescapeURL(jText);

jText == {"A":"\b\f\t\r \n aba \u0000","B":"\"he\"","C":"\t"}