[xml] convert funny chars to char entites?
wade at lightlink.com
Mon Sep 16 18:17:58 CEST 2002
":B nerdy" <thoa0025 at mail.usyd.edu.au> wrote in message news:<vNah9.10101$Ee4.23987 at news-server.bigpond.net.au>...
> ive got a string "Il Est Né" and i want to put it into a xml document
> is there a quick and easy way to conver the funny characters to char
> entities so i can store them?
> or is there existing libraries?
I've got a content syndication application that sends out XML, and
some of the recipients have a surprisingly hard time coping with
UTF-8. So I supply them with ASCII, after escaping everything over 7
bits to a character reference. This also guarantees proper display in
>>> s = 'Il est n\x82!'
>>> u = unicode(s, 'iso-8859-1')
>>> L = 
>>> for char in u:
val = ord(char)
if val > 127:
L.append('&#%s;' % val)
>>> u2 = ''.join(L)
u'Il est n‚!'
>>> s2 = u2.encode('ascii')
'Il est n‚!'
-- Wade Leftwich
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