Writing tkinter application with hebrew text

Martin v. Löwis martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Jun 16 22:35:05 CEST 2003


nicbar at mail.com (Nic) writes:

> I am using python 2.2 and the pythonwin ide. In the code, I can see
> the hebrew text but the moment the window with a label is displayed, I
> get greek characters. Can someone please tell me how to display hebrew
> in tkinter?

You should make sure you are using Unicode string.

l=Tkinter.Label(text=u"\N{HEBREW LETTER ALEF}\u05d1")

works fine for me. If you want to use a certain encoding (say,
ISO-8859-8), you should do

l=Tkinter.Label(text=unicode(text_encoded_in_8859_8, "iso-8859-8"))

HTH,
Martin




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