Quick tutorial on using the unicodedata module?

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Wed Jan 1 00:56:31 CET 2003

The unicodedata module docs come with no examples, so I'm left bumping
around more-or-less in the dark.  I just encountered a web page with no
encoding information which contains an octal 205 byte.  It seems to display
as an ellipsis, and my heuristic decoder function expresses it as u'\x85'
and says the encoding s utf-8.  With those bits of information ("ellipsis",
0205, u'\x85') I can't seem to get any unicodedata function to return
anything useful.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Skip Montanaro - skip at pobox.com

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