Re: Numeric equivalents of characters
Posted by: Rick James
Date: October 01, 2014 12:24AM

mysql> SELECT ord(convert('א' using ucs2));
+-------------------------------+
| ord(convert('א' using ucs2))  |
+-------------------------------+
|                          1488 |
+-------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

To explain:
* ucs2 is the CHARACTER SET that matches Unicode.
* CONVERT() changes Aleph from whatever CHARACTER SET you are in (utf8, in my case) to what it says (ucs2).
* ORD() converts one _character_ (not one _byte_) to decimal.
* If you want HEX, then enclose that in HEX().

(P is 80, not 77 in most encodings.)

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