[Python-Dev] unicodedata module is out of date

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Fri Sep 6 17:38:03 CEST 2013

On 06/09/2013 10:54, Andrew Miller wrote:
> The unicodedata module only contains data up to Unicode 5.2 (October
> 2009), so attempting to reference any character from a later version e.g:
> unicodedata.lookup("TURKISH LIRA SIGN")
> results in a KeyError.
> Also, it seems to be limited to properties in the UnicodeData.txt file
> and does not contain any data from the other files from the Unicode
> Character Database (the perl library Unicode::UCD is far more complete).
> Are there any plans to update this module to the latest Unicode version
> (6.2, with 6.3 being released shortly), or is there another module that
> provides more up to date information?
Which version of Python are you talking about? Python 3.3 uses Unicode 
version 6.1.

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