Question: __repr__ can't print unicode right

Walter Wong h2owong at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 22 03:36:13 CET 2000


I am trying to write a class that handle Chinese big5 code.  But find
some problem in printing the __repr__ value.

>>> class chinese:
	def __init__(self, value):
		self.data = value
	def __repr__(self):
		return `self.data`

Let's said I assign a chinese word to the class' instance.
x.data and x should return the same unicode like this

>>> x = chinese('你')
>>> x.data
'\247A'
>>> x
'\247A'

But when I try to print the two.  They come out differently.

>>> print x.data
你
>>> print x
'\247A'

Is there any way that I can print the chinese word right?
>>> print x
你


Thanks and regard

Walter Wong



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