char 128? no... 256
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Wed Feb 12 08:45:28 CET 2003
> I obviously need to be able to decode the Unicode object.
> The sad part is, this doesn't have have to be a Unicode
> object but Python decides to make it one.
You're the one making the Unicode object in these snippets, so I don't
know how Python is to blame.
> So I guess the
> solution is to stop using Python for this project.
Maybe so (I doubt it), but perhaps you should understand the problem
> >>> s = u'ö'
> >>> s
> >>> unicode(s,'latin-1')
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> TypeError: decoding Unicode is not supported
Did you look at my interpreter snippet? You're taking a Unicode string,
and are trying to convert it to another Unicode string. You say you
don't want a Unicode string, but you 1. make one with a constant and
then 2. try to make a new one, and finally 3. blaming Python.
Instead use the encode method on the unicode object:
>>> u = u'\x94' # u is a Unicode string
>>> s = u.encode('latin-1') # s is a just plain byte string
See it now?
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