Fw: Re: Quick tutorial on using the unicodedata module?

pbouige pbouige at free.fr
Wed Jan 1 21:59:32 CET 2003


Christos "TZOTZIOY" Georgiou wrote:
> 
> On 01 Jan 2003 08:00:37 +0100, rumours say that martin at v.loewis.de
> (Martin v. Löwis) might have written:
> 
> >downloading the Unicode database, and searching for a characters with
> >grep(1) is much more appropriate.
> 
> Would this help at all?
> 
> import unicodedata, sys
> 
> unicode_names= []
> for ix in range(sys.maxunicode+1):
>     try:
>         unicode_names.append( (ix, unicodedata.name(unichr(ix))) )
>     except ValueError: # no name for the character
>         pass
> 
> This is to be used for a grep-like function... therefore a list of
> tuples (indexing the list is not meaningful).
> 
> Happy new year to everyone following AD time notation :)






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