character encoding conversion

Christian Ergh christian.ergh at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 10:37:10 CET 2004


Once more, indention should be correct now, and the 128 is gone too. So, 
something like this?
Chris

import urllib2

url = 'www.someurl.com'
f = urllib2.urlopen(url)
data = f.read()
# if it is not in the pagecode, how do i get the encoding of the page?
pageencoding = '???'
xmlencoding  = 'whatever i parsed out of the file'
htmlmetaencoding = 'whatever i parsed out of the metatag'
f.close()
try:
      data = data.decode(pageencoding)
except:
     try:
         data = data.decode(xmlencoding)
     except:
         try:
             data = data.decode(htmlmetaencoding)
         except:
             try:
                 data = data.encode('UTF-8')
             except:
                 flag = true
                 for char in data:
                     if 127 < ord(char) < 160:
                         flag = false
                 if flag:
                     try:
                         data = data.encode('latin-1')
                     except:
                         pass
         try:
             data = data.encode('cp1252')
         except:
             pass
try:
     data = data.encode('latin-1')
except:
     pass
data = data.encode("ascii", "xmlcharrefreplace")




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