Encoding for Devanagari Script.
fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Jul 24 17:59:39 CEST 2008
> I wanted to know what encoding should I use to open the files with
> Devanagari characters. I was thinking of UTF-8 but was not sure, any
> leads on this? Anyone used it earlier?
Are we talking about existing files? If you don't know what encoding
the files use, you could always try using the UTF-8 codec; it's very
likely to complain if you're attempting to decode something that's isn't
If that doesn't work, it's a bit trickier -- there are several ways to
encode Unicode, and then there's ISCII as well. If you cannot sort it
out, try running this:
>>> f = open("myfile.txt", "rb")
on one of your files, and post the result, and chances are that someone
will be able to identify the encoding.
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