Printing Unicode characters

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at
Fri Aug 9 04:20:19 CEST 2002

* Blistex <me at> [2002-08-07 16:30 -0700]:
> I'm testing how well my application handles Unicode characters and I have
> a snippet of code that looks like this:
> for x in range(0x20, 0x7F):
> 	print u'\u%x' % (x)

(You could use the unichr() function to convert integers to Unicode

A unicode string is something abstract, you can't write it to a file or
to a terminal. Instead, you have to encode it into a normal (8-bit
string) to do so.

A common encoding for 8-bit strings that can represent all Unicode
characters is 'UTF-8'. So if you want to print Unicode strings like
above, you could use:

for x in range(0x20, 0x7F):
    print unichr(x).encode('utf-8')

There are lots of other supported encodings, it's up to you which one
you want to use.


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