Changing default encoding

Martin v. Löwis martin at
Thu Oct 9 06:30:36 CEST 2003

"jean.moser" <jean.moser at> writes:

> Word is my word-processing tool.I can save the files in txt format
> but special characters like é are transformed in \xe9 when I read
> the files in Python.

That is not the case. They are not transformed to \xe9. Why do you
believe such a transformation happens?

> How do I proceed to get the original files in latin-1 ?

They still have the original latin-1.


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