Unicode in Excel files

Gerry gerard.blais at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 12:27:28 CET 2007


On Mar 21, 6:07 am, "John Machin" <sjmac... at lexicon.net> wrote:
> On Mar 21, 11:37 am, Carsten Haese <cars... at uniqsys.com> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 16:47 -0700, Gerry wrote:
> > > I'm still mystified why:
> > >    qno was ever unicode,
>
> > Thus quothhttp://www.lexicon.net/sjmachin/xlrd.html"This module
> > presents all text strings as Python unicode objects."
>
> And why would that be? As the next sentence in the referenced docs
> says, "From Excel 97 onwards, text in Excel spreadsheets has been
> stored as Unicode."
>
> Gerry, your "Q1" string was converted to Unicode when you wrote it
> using pyExcelerator's Worksheet.write() method.
>
> HTH,
> John

John,

   That helps a lot.  Thanks again!

   Gerry




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