[I18n-sig] japanese, unicode and python

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Feb 12 20:38:47 CET 2006

Zachary Mason wrote:
> Hi.  Im writing an NLP application that manipulates japanese
> characters and downloads japanese web-pages, in particular results
> pages for japanese search engines.  Having a miserable time trying to
> make it work so far.  I have python 2.4.3, but the transformations
> that seem to work for european languages throw errors for japan. 
> Pointers to useful resources or better yet examples of manipulating
> japanese via python would be greatly appreciated.

This is a pretty unspecific question. What's wrong with doing stuff

py> u"Hello \u3068\u306f".encode("eucJP")
'Hello \xa4\xc8\xa4\xcf'


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