Unicode (Japanese) fonts in Images

Jeff Epler jepler at unpythonic.net
Tue Mar 9 18:38:04 CET 2004

> > On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 23:12, Rich wrote:
> >> kanji = u'\ufffe\ua295\uc07b
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 05:21:11PM +0000, Rich wrote:
> I thought that saving them in notepad as unicode, then opening that in a 
> hex editor and using the values was the way forward but obviously not :(

The file which looked like
    FF FE A2 95 C0 7B
is a probably utf-16 encoded with a BOM (byte-order mark) at the beginning.

You can convert this into a Python unicode string like so:
    >>> "\xff\xfe\xa2\x95\xc0\x7b".decode('utf-16')
On my system, printing this to my terminal shows a pair of japanese-looking


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