JavaScript Ninja - ECMAScript6 - String.fromCodePoint Polyfill

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The String.fromCodePoint method has been added to the ECMAScript standard in version 6 and may not be supported in all web browsers or environments yet. Use the code below for a polyfill:


if (!String.fromCodePoint) {
(function() {
var defineProperty = (function() {
// IE 8 only supports 'Object.defineProperty' on DOM elements
try {
var object = {};
var $defineProperty = Object.defineProperty;
var result = $defineProperty(object, object, object) && $defineProperty;
} catch(error) {}
return result;
}());
var stringFromCharCode = String.fromCharCode;
var floor = Math.floor;
var fromCodePoint = function() {
var MAX_SIZE = 0x4000;
var codeUnits = [];
var highSurrogate;
var lowSurrogate;
var index = -1;
var length = arguments.length;
if (!length) {
return '';
}
var result = '';
while (++index < length) {
var codePoint = Number(arguments[index]);
if (
!isFinite(codePoint) || // 'NaN', '+Infinity', or '-Infinity'
codePoint < 0 || // not a valid Unicode code point
codePoint > 0x10FFFF || // not a valid Unicode code point
floor(codePoint) != codePoint // not an integer
) {
throw RangeError('Invalid code point: ' + codePoint);
}
if (codePoint <= 0xFFFF) { // BMP code point
codeUnits.push(codePoint);
} else { // Astral code point; split in surrogate halves
// http://mathiasbynens.be/notes/javascript-encoding#surrogate-formulae
codePoint -= 0x10000;
highSurrogate = (codePoint >> 10) + 0xD800;
lowSurrogate = (codePoint % 0x400) + 0xDC00;
codeUnits.push(highSurrogate, lowSurrogate);
}
if (index + 1 == length || codeUnits.length > MAX_SIZE) {
result += stringFromCharCode.apply(null, codeUnits);
codeUnits.length = 0;
}
}
return result;
};
if (defineProperty) {
defineProperty(String, 'fromCodePoint', {
'value': fromCodePoint,
'configurable': true,
'writable': true
});
} else {
String.fromCodePoint = fromCodePoint;
}
}());
}