[Python-Dev] Python and the Unicode Character Database

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 14:28:33 CET 2010

2010/12/2 Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>:
> Because that works, but
> print(T1234)
> doesn't (it prints ASCII).  You can't round-trip, but users will
> want/expect that.

You should be able to round-trip, absolutely. I don't think you should
expect print() to do that. str(56) possibly. :)
That's an argument for it to be in a module, as you then would need to
send in a parameter on which decimal characters you want.

> T1000 = float('一.◯◯◯')

That was already discussed here, and it's clear that unicode does not
consider these characters to be something you can use in a decimal
number, and hence it's not broken.

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