getting data with proper encoding to the finish

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Tue Mar 15 03:01:42 CET 2005


Serge Orlov wrote:
> Looking at the following function in pyXLWriter
> def _asc2ucs(s):
>     """Convert ascii string to unicode."""
>     return "\x00".join(s) + "\x00"
>
> I can guess several things:
> a) pyXLWriter author is an ascii guy :)

Shrewd guess :-)

> b) unicode strings are not supported by pyXLWriter

But that _asc2ucs() is used ONLY in write_url* methods ... so there's
hope yet.

> c) excel keeps unicode text in utf-16le

Uh-huh. MS-everything is LE.

>
> Ksenia, try encoding unicode strings in utf-16le before passing them
to
> pyXLWriter . If that doesn't work that means pyXLWriter requires
> changes to support unicode strings.
> 
>   Serge.




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