unicode bug in turkish characters?
Martin v. Löwis
martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Apr 2 23:40:16 CEST 2003
"Oktay Safak" <oktaysafak at ixir.com> writes:
> When I try to convert the character "i" to uppercase what comes
> out is "I" where it should have a dot on top of it instead.
How do you do convert to upper-case? If you use
then this uses the Unicode character database, which is
language-independent, and the upper-case variant of "i" is "I".
However, if you do
'LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH DOT ABOVE'
then this generates the upper-case version according to the
locale. Notice that this works for byte strings only.
> Also, when I try to convert the uppercase i with dot to lowercase,
> it comes out as itself where "i" should be the character produced.
I can't reproduce this:
seems to work fine.
> I might be missing something but I have a feeling that this is
> a bug since the case toggle works perfectly with turkish
> characters that do not exist in ascii. With i and I though, which
> do exist in ascii, it's all messed up.
I'm sure you are missing something. Since you did not say what you did
*exactly* (i.e. which functions you've used with what parameters), it
is hard to tell what your problem is.
However, I'm almost certain that Python has no bug here.
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