Need help on UNICODE conversion

Martin v. Löwis martin at
Sun Sep 7 09:24:55 CEST 2003

Erik Max Francis <max at> writes:

> >>> u = unicode(codecs.BOM_UTF16_BE + u, 'utf-16')
> >>> u
> u'Kommentar Unicode *\xe4\xf6\xfc\xc4\xd6\xdc\xdf*\r\n\r\n'
> ... which I can convert to Latin-1 and print to then see the umlauts and
> the double S.

It is better to use "utf-16-be" as the codec name in the first place,
instead of artificially prepending a BOM, and letting the UTF-16 codec
determine byte order.


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